My Job Is To Plant and Water

IMG_4312 You can get bogged down with a lot of ministry activity but it all boils down to this.

What, after all, is Apollos? And what is Paul? Only servants, through whom you came to believe—as the Lord has assigned to each his task. I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow. So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow.

1 Corinthians 3:5–7

It is so easy to get overwhelmed with strategy and plans for ministry but Paul tells us to keep it simple.

Maybe I am the one to plant the seeds or maybe I watered the seeds that someone else has planted. Either way, I don’t grow anyone … ever. God does. Whether someone grows exponentially through my ministry or whether he or she takes only one small step of faith is God’s responsibility. I’m just there to serve him. He’s the one in charge.

This mindset shifts the focus from my agenda for Grace Falls Church to my relationship with God. Leading this church plant becomes something that God and I are doing together. Experiences that used to frustrate me become opportunities for God to grow me.