When you really want something, you reach for it. You focus in on it. You make an effort to move toward it.
Maybe it's a career. Maybe a romance. Maybe it's as simple as trying to catch a good sale before it's over. Or, maybe it's a life-changing or life-saving action.
Whole-hearted reaching goes a long way. Passive reaching (which actually sounds like an oxymoron to me) does not.
Seeking is similar. You're either seeking or your not. If a child is looking for his father, he is either calling for him or not. If you're looking for something you need, you are either looking for it or your not. I've never met a person that found their keys without some amount of looking.
When it comes to Higher things, we are told to take an active part.
SEEK. "You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart."
He's not playing games. His heart is absolutely wanting us to find Him. But, He wants our hearts to be involved too. Can you imagine if a person wanted to marry you more than anything in the world, but instead of wooing and romancing you into it, they decided to just force themselves on you --disregarding how you might feel about a relationship with them?
He's looking for a response from us. He's looking to see if we will come and take Him up on His amazing offer. He's looking to see if we will voluntarily reach out and grab His extended Hand. He is looking to see if we are absolutely serious about Him or just 'passive reachers'.
If you want Him... go after Him.