"There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death."
(Proverbs 14:12, 16:25)
"...let it slay you utterly."
(Tozer speaking of our cross to bare)
I cannot, however, say that all peoples should come to this conclusion. My point is simply this: That which we want the most may have to be sacrificed for the better to be made known. What we want, may not be what we need. It may actually hold us back from truly being great; from living a life worth remembering. If our motivation is to work towards that which we want, then we need to re-evaluate ourselves and fix our eyes yet again on Jesus. If He turned from God's will we would have no hope. We have to emulate this so that others may benefit from our lives, and more importantly, so that Christ may be glorified.
"There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love."
(1 John 4:18)