Have you ever considered the purpose of seed? While it may have many uses ranging from feeding birds to decorations, it has but one purpose.
Jesus said in John 12:24, Verily, verily I say unto you, except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.
A seed has no will of its own, but is at the mercy of the one who is holding it. The planter can place the seed wherever he sees fit to do so. The seed will be planted in a place that is foreign to it and will be buried to die. As it dies, there is something released inside it that brings forth new life and the production of much fruit. The seed does not have to work to produce the fruit, but the fruit is result of the death of the seed.
Picture yourself as a seed in the Kingdom of God. God has ordained that we are to produce much fruit. You cannot produce this fruit in the strength of your own flesh. Instead, we must be willing to die to our selfish desires, deny our own will and submit ourselves wholly to God. As we do so, we will see something marvelous occuring. God will begin to produce fruit through us.
One thing I am learning is that the things that God expects of me are the things that He wants to do through me. This can only happen when I yield to Him and let Him “plant” me where He will.
I must be willing to accept His will as my own.
Otherwise, I will only be a lonely seed.