There are tens of thousands of people in the world seeking after God. They are not seeking God in the way they should. Nor are the seeking God out of pure love for Him. For these particular reasons the Bible makes this general statement, “There is none who seeks for God” (Romans 3:11). Nevertheless, people do make feeble attempts to seek and find the Creator. And there are two reasons you may feel impelled to seek for Him.
First, the Holy Spirit of God is active in the world stirring men and women to think about Him. He is making overtures through the witness of His creation which can be clearly seen and understood (Romans 1:20). And He is making Himself known through the testimony of His law at work in every human conscience (Romans 2:14). God gives confirmation in Genesis 6:3, “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever.”
Second, you were placed on this earth for the purpose of seeking God. The Bible says, “He made from one every nation of mankind…that they should seek God” (Acts 17:26-27). A sense of creatureliness is a part of the fabric of your being. And so you have to force yourself not to think about God. Likewise, because of a sense of need for the Creator, you have to suppress the instinct to seek for God.
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