Apparently it does makes sense. Though hard to believe, people – Christian people – try to control their Creator. And they try to do this through being “good” people. I've written before about Christians who get angry at God because He doesn't fulfil His assumed obligation to “bless them” because of how good they are.
In this scenario these people try to manipulate God by saying to Him, “If you make me and rich and powerful, possibly even famous, I'll use those things to minister to other people.” They use their obedience to “make” God give them what they want.
What's really sad about this is that those of us who try to control God are not only blind, but we're blind to our blindness. We're numb to the motives of our heart. We cannot see the spiritual realities that are absolutely vital if we're going to be transformed into the people God wants us to be.