It doesn’t matter how much you are producing, as long as you’re fruitful, you’re on the right track! Let me explain.
Matthew 13:3-8 NIV
Then he told them many things in parables, saying: “A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants. Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.
Direct your attention to the last sentence. Read it again if you need to. When the seed is planted on good soil, it will produce a harvest! Some crop will produce, a small amount and some will produce a large amount. The amount that each seed produces isn’t important, the important thing is that it produces!
God will bring the increase! 1 Corinthians 3:7, “So then neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters, but God who gives the increase.” It isn’t about how many followers you have, how many people you know, or how popular you are, the important thing in life is, are you fruitful in what you’re doing? Are you producing and promoting things that align with the fruits of the spirit or are you promoting the opposite? Are you leading people to Christ in your own unique way, or are you constantly comparing and competing with others in ministry or in the world?
In the body of believers, there are no big I’s and little u’s. We all have an assignment. We all work together for a common purpose, but in different ways. Sister so and so’s ministry may cause for her to have hundreds of thousands of supporters. Meanwhile, you may only have a few hundred.
It’s important to remember that it’s not about how many, but how much! How many people doesn’t matter, but how much of an impact we make on those people does! A little goes a long way. You can bless one person with your unique gift today, and in turn your good deed and obedience to God, will create a domino effect. That one seed you’ve sown could bless thousands and it could travel generations.
We must change the way we view our progress, no matter our field or ministry. A small audience doesn’t mean you’re doing anything wrong, it’s just that the reach isn’t important, the impact is. Your assignment may be to lead those few hundred supporters in a unique way that God didn’t give the very people you’re comparing yourself to. God needs you over here, so don’t get distracted by what’s going on over there. So, remember that as long as you’re producing, you’re also growing, progressing, and you’re on the right track.
For just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.
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