We are apt to imagine that Jesus Christ constrains us, and we obey Him, He will lead us to great success. We must never put our dreams of success as God's purpose for us, His purpose may be exactly opposite. We have an idea that God is leading us to a particular end, a desired goal; He is not. The question of getting to a particular end is a mere incident. What we call the process, God calls the end.
What is my dream of God's purpose? His purpose is the I depend on Him and on His power now. If I can stay in the middle of turmoil calm and unperplexed, that is the end of the purpose of God. God is not working toward a particular finish; His end is the process-that I see Him waling on the waves, no shore in sight, no success, no goal, just the absolute certainty that it is all right because I see Him walking on the sea.
-My Utmost for His Highest, July 28