Unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains [just one grain; it never becomes more but lives] by itself alone. But if it dies, it produces many others and yields a rich harvest.
John 12:24 AMP
God does His work in us so that He can do His work through us. If we want God to use us as vessels to bless the lives of others, we must allow God to shape us into the vessel He desires us to be; if we want God to work mightily through us, we must allow Him to empty us of our dependency upon our own strength; if we want God to make our lives fruitful, we must allow Him to place our lives, like a seed, into the fertile soil of His love so that we do not abide alone.
As we fall into the ground and die, new life comes forth…a life that could never be known unless the seed had been broken and its life released. It is out of our brokenness that the ministry of healing and hope can be spring forth to touch others. We must first be changed by His power before we can bring change; we must first learn to bend our knees before we can be ministers of His grace and mercy; we must first release our hold upon what we possess before we can be givers of His gracious generosity; we must first surrender all to Him who wants to be our all in all.