God has chosen us to love the world as He loves the world. John 13:34, John 15:12 We were created to love; first and foremost God and then the people God created. The hard part for the disciple of Christ is not loving God but loving hard-to-love people. It is a not-so-easy-task for the servant of God to serve people at times, since they waffle between sin and self. As God has chosen us, we must willfully choose to love others.
God’s intention is to bring glory to Himself through us. This means we must lay aside every other intention. God’s purpose must supersede every other inclination and desire we have. We can only achieve God’s purpose for our lives when we intentionally crucify our flesh and take up our cross and follow Him. Luke 14:26-27 Christ is forming Himself in us and this is the only way for us to be pleasing to God.
We must yield to the Holy Spirit and allow God’s purpose to be accomplished in us. A servant has no other will than to please His Master. God forces no one but readily uses people who submit to His authority. As followers of Christ we must daily surrender to the will of the Father in order to accomplish God’s purpose for our lives. Galatians 2:20