God creates out of nothing.
Therefore until a man is nothing,
God can make nothing out of him.
What has to happen to that grain if it is to bear fruit? It must go down into the ground and die. If that grain of wheat had feelings, I can imagine it might say, "Hey, it's dark down here! It's cold down here! It's lonely down here!" But in that dark, cold, lonely place, the grain will shed its hard outer husk so that the life within it may be released. Then- after it has "died"- it will put down roots, and the first shoots of new life will finally spring forth."
"God is able to make all grace abound toward you,
that you, always having all sufficiency in all things,
may have an abundance for every good work."
II Corinthians 9:8