Read Colossians 1:27-29
For God wanted them to know that the riches and glory of Christ are for you Gentiles, too. And this is the secret: Christ lives in you. This gives you assurance of sharing his glory. Colossians 1:27 (NLT)
God earnestly desires that we grow up in Christ, as Christ lives in us. That only happens as we surrender to His will. And then we want that for others also, that they too would come into an ever-growing relationship with Christ. And so we all together become the Bride of Christ, and will be presented to Him in heaven, just as God intended from the foundation of the world.