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 3:6-7
Often we feel we need to be the only one in the process of bringing someone to Jesus. We want to see the discipling of that person through to baptism. In our urgency to bring the person to salvation we push too hard and too fast. We leave God out of the equation in our need to be the planter, water and grower. We need to learn to be content with the place God gives us in His process.
The process for one to come to God through Christ is God’s process, and must be respected as such. Having seen the results of rushing someone in the process, I’ve learned to leave it to God. He knows the heart of every person and He knows what it will take to win them over. We need to let HIM do it.
Many times a seed is planted years before the waterer comes along to do their job, then God in His own time causes the growth. Ultimately as Paul said; neither the planter or water are anything, only God makes things grow. Let’s trust God to do the growing in His time. It will be the right time. Let us be content in our part.
© 2017 Leo J Woodman