God has saved us not for ourselves but for Himself, not for our benefit but for His. "I press on," says Paul, "If so be that I may apprehend that for which also I was apprehended of by God in Christ Jesus." We were not apprehended just for eternal salvation only, but for a quite different and definite purpose. In the present 'now', we are to be God's fellow workers, cooperating with Him in the expression of His will. What is His full extensive work today? It is to sum up all things in Christ; to leave no odds and ends of any kind in the universe out of harmony with His exalted Son, who is the full expression of His will.
How can I cooperate with God? How can I even touch such a great work as this? To be honest I haven't a clue, I don't know; but together with Paul, "I want above all things to apprehend that for which I have been apprehended of by God". I do not wish to frustrate the grace of God and finish my days on earth having missed God's perfect plan and purpose for my life! Do not receive Christ in vain, be alive and active with Him in your personal secret relationship that you have with Jesus!