Philippians 2:6 - "who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped,"
What are we grasping for today? Our grasp will only be restricted by our reach. If we are truly reaching for the things of God, then we have acknowledged we are not God and have need of the Savior. However, if we are grasping for those things which are selfishly desired, then we have not emptied ourselves regarding our fleshly desire to be our own gods. Jesus understood perfectly what the Father desired. He emptied Himself of any agenda other than that of His loving Daddy and He achieved the pronouncement, "This is my beloved Son with whom I am well-pleased," by so doing.
Our grasp will always be symptomatic of our desire. What we truly love, we will pursue. Our pursuits will always be out-stripped, well beyond our grasp, if we seek things for ourselves. Conversely, if we persevere, we will overtake and possess those things God desires for us through His will.