The world searches for power in greater strength.
God demonstrates that greater power is found only in weakness.
The world searches for life through abundance.
God promises His abundant grace for greater life.
The world searches for satisfaction in more things.
God offers satisfaction only in Himself.
The world searches for significance in personal potential.
God confirms that significance is never found apart from Him.
For what are you searching? What are your hopes and dreams?
There is a heart-felt desire, a desperate need, common in the hearts and lives of all human beings. This desire, this need, is correctly identified as a search for strength because humans are weak. It is a search for abundance, because you are inherently needy. It is a search for satisfaction because you realize you are not whole. And this desire is a search for significance, because your battle against personal insignificance never ends.
What so few people realize is this: all of the things for which you seek is merely a search for God.
The Apostle Peter wrote,
God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble. Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time (1 Peter 5.5-6)
This is so antithetical to worldly, human reasoning as to be laughable. But the Word of God is clear: you must be reduced to the point of submission under God’s infinitely
powerful hand so that He, personally, may raise you up at just the right time.
You can’t do it without Him.
In fact, Jesus said, “…apart from Me you can do nothing.” (John 15.5)
You can’t do anything without Him. You can’t.
The instruction in 1 Peter 5 continues. Just as the Holy Spirit tells you to humble yourself under God’s powerful hand, He gives you a place to start …
“Casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.” (1 Peter 5.7)
In other words, “Casting all your cares (uneasiness, apprehension) upon God, giving up all your worries to Him, for He cares about you – He takes you into consideration.”
“He takes you into consideration.” Isn’t that a beautiful thought?
Don’t take your life into your own hands, but be reduced to the point of submission, place your life in His hands, and let go. Stop trying to be in control.
God, Himself, is the answer to your search for an abundantly satisfying, powerfully significant life.