Who is the narrow gate and
How about doing things for God?
It should not come as any great surprise that the One Who never sought your counsel in creating the heavens and the earth, does not need your help in finishing His desired purpose in Christ Jesus. The first lesson, our total ineptitude to replace our need for God in our daily lives, is our last and eternal lesson.
If we seek blessings we have erred the same error as our father and mother (Adam and Eve). God has no higher goal for us than our seeing, and seeing, and seeing Christ His completed work in mankind.
What He begins He will finish...
For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.
(Phi 1:6 NAS)
We again fall miserably short of His desired end for us when we seek service to please Him. He takes pleasure in His Son and those who abide in His Son.
Abiding is seeing, seeing, and seeing His Son. The sight of that Cross goes ever before us. We walk the path of humility. We live devoid of any type of flesh energy that tries to produce God stuff. But when we seek no other but Christ, His power produces His desired ends.