I really felt that he hit on a solid point about mid-chapter when he points out that the prayer, 'Be thou exalted', is the corrective for all things in the spiritual life. In his own words: "Let the seeking man reach a place where life and lips join to say continually, 'Be thou exalted,' and a thousand minor problems will be solved at once. His Christian life ceases to be the complicated thing it had been before and becomes the very essence of simplicity."
In my own experience I discover this when I stop worrying about 'what' God will do with me; and 'how' God might use me, and simply begin to pray that he might be glorified in me and through me. Then I believe that God is already doing what I have prayed and I open His Word and begin to obey whatever I find there. I don't worry if my finances seem to founder, or if attendance dips at the church, or if God seems to call me to a very 'unglorious' task. I have prayed that God might be glorified in and through me, and I am no longer concerned with whether I will receive glory, or whether my church will be glorified, or whether anyone will remember my name. However - I find I need to be reminded of this from time to time. The old flesh often pushes in and starts asking, 'Hey - How is this going to benefit me?'
I appreciate Tozer's honesty in pointing out that this is not 'perfection' that is on display in our lives, but 'holy intention'. We are inclined to seek God and his glory and in doing so "...God finds a theater where He can display His exceeding kindness toward us in Christ Jesus." Beware... God often uses his faithful servants as a canvas for grace in the midst of suffering and sorrow. Daniel was thrown to the lions; David had to hide in caves from Saul; Paul was beaten and imprisoned. But in all of these characters, God displayed the marks of his glory and his grace.
So pray this with me. Pray that God might be restored to his rightful place as king and lord of your life, that you might find the genuine, lasting joy of being in the centre of his will and purpose for you!