Becoming Content to be a Planter

Several days this week the Lord has brought me to the scripture about the planter, the waterer and God.

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. The one who plants and the one who waters have one purpose, and they will each be rewarded according to their own labor. For we are co-workers in God’s service; you are God’s field, God’s building. 1 Corinthians 3:6-9

Jeremy and I have set a personal deadline with the Namibian government for Friday, February 10th. We have waited for 3 months now to hear about our appeal for 2 year work visas. We waited and waited and waited to go into Namibia in 2015 and we find ourselves waiting again. It has been a hard decision to set a deadline for the waiting. We know God is totally in control and He could do anything this week.

I am brought to the scripture where the planter and waterer have one purpose. Yet only God makes things grow. Jeremy and I were allowed a year to live among the San and plant seeds. We would love another two years to water those seeds. This may not be what God has planned for us. It may not be our job to water or continue to plant. Letting go of Tsumkwe and the San is difficult. It has been frustrating to wait. I love how the scripture says “God has been making it grow.” This means He is already making things grow. It is not a future thing to happen. Just like God is growing things in my life; He is working. He is always working. I can walk confidently that God will do His part. I just need to be content in the part His has for me.

We are co-workers in God’s service, God’s field, God’s building.

 

2 comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *