God is the maker of man both in physical creation and destiny molding – Gen. 1:26,28; 2:7; Jer. 1:5; Matt. 4:19
Man lacks capacity to make himself and if he by any means he succeeds in making himself something, he will have to be responsible for keeping himself there
For Jesus to be made by God, He first made Himself of no reputation – Phil. 2:5-10
He made himself nothing for God to make him something.
He emptied himself for God to fill him up.
He lowered himself for God to raise him.
Until self gives way, God can never have His way in our lives.