Just a quick reminder about this thing called discipleship—it’s not always glamorous. In fact, it can be downright exhausting at times, especially when you feel like nothing is getting through.
In a world where we get frustrated when Google doesn’t give us an answer in under three seconds, patience is tough to come by. However, building up another person in the faith is not like going through the drive-thru; it’s more like farming. You plow the field and sow the seed week after week, month after month, waiting until the harvest. Sometimes it seems as if nothing’s happening. But at the right time, and given the right conditions, fruit is produced. How this happens is not perceptible to the human eye, but the effects are clearly visible.
As you faithfully pour your life into someone else, don’t get discouraged if you’re not seeing fruit. Keep plugging along, trusting the Lord to produce growth. At the end of 1 Corinthians, Paul reminded this struggling church that sin and death had been already been defeated by Christ. The victory was assured. We hope his words will encourage you as well:
“Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.” (1 Cor 15:58)Keep at it,
David, Francis, and the Multiply Team