We are vessels - containers of the life of God. But we are not the contents of the vessel. God is. The frustration of the vessel is when the vessel tries to become the contents. You can't be both the vessel holding (expressing) the life of God and at the same time try to be the life of God. Only He is the life. Only He can live the life through you. Your eternal purpose is not to become the contents of the vessel. Your eternal purpose is to be the vessel, to let the life flow out of you.
--Dan Stone pg. 113, "The Rest of the Gospel"