(1 Corinthians 3:6-8) says, “I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. 7 So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase. 8 Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour.”
Often times the principle Paul introduces here is only used in relation to evangelism efforts. The principle is fairly simple: there are PLANTERS and WATERERS and BOTH are REWARDED for THEIR LABOR!
ACTIONS PRODUCE RESULTS!
We are NOT REWARDED for what we THINK about doing. We are NOT REWARDED for our visions and dreams of what could be. We are REWARDED for our labor. We are REWARDED for WHAT WE DO!
We have NOTHING to do with the increase (the numbers)…that’s all God! Our job is to do the LABOR! Our responsibility is to WORK!
If you don’t DO anything, you should not expect to receive anything!
Bearing Fruit is a byproduct of PLANTING & WATERING the seed, and BOTH ARE ACTIONS!
So the question is…WHAT ARE YOU DOING?