Never forget that we turn to the Lord to draw always nearer to God. He has done so much so that we may be able to enjoy a deep and satisfying relationship with Him forever. It is not merely just to carry out the wishes of someone we hardly know.
We are so oriented that we assume we were saved for a task we are to perform rather than for a relationship to enjoy. God uses our activities and circumstances to bring us to Himself.
Henry T. Blackaby and Richard Blackaby (Experiencing God Day By Day)