The salvation that we enjoy comes by no work of our own, it comes only because of Christ’s sacrifice. But though we do not obtain our salvation through our works, we will naturally do good works once we have been redeemed. It is as natural for a Christian to seek to do the whole will of God as it is for a man to breathe.
Could we restate this as follows... we are God' craft, God's project? When you realize you have been specially designed by God for good works, how does this affect your view of yourself? How does it clarify your purpose in life?
Source: Galatians and Ephesians: Adult Teacher's Insights, June, July, August 2015, pp. 57-58.