How far will we go to see victory in our lives? Are we willing to pay the price of obedience? Are we desiring the things of God, or the applause of men? What is occupying the throne of our lives? Let go. Surrender is never easy, but the Christian life is impossible without it. Abide as a branch in the vine, and you will abide in the will of God. God rewards those who diligently seek Him. He also rewards obedience.
Honesty with oneself is essential to discovering God, and who you are in Christ. It's not pretty sometimes when we discover our intents and motives. Is seeking God an end in itself, or are we after something else? Meaning perhaps to enrich ourselves in the physical realm (praying to win while your brother dies in his sins). As Keith Green sang, "bless me Lord, bless me Lord, you know that's all I ever hear". Do we seek God with an eye to personal gain, or do we really just want more of Him? Tough questions demand honest prayer, thought, and study.
Ponder the honest truth. Strive for transparency in prayer and meditation. Love with everything you have. Live like you mean it and on purpose; God's purpose for you is rich with meaning and beyond your wildest dreams. Dream God's dreams and you will always be in wonder. Real life will shine with meaning because He means everything and His name is Wonderful!