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.