Feeling Fruitless

Hi Friends!

It’s been a while since I’ve said a thing over here. Believe me I’ve been waiting for a star of inspiration, but the sky was pretty cloudy and life down here busy. Jen and I are in the middle of a tsunami of mid-terms and finals, but we’re going to make it, I promise 🙂

Back to the title, coming up to Christmas was a tough time for me, and I’ll let you know more details later… The one thing that really catapulted me was a lie. Going to college I was so excited, to get some training under my belt but mainly for the fact that I was so eager to share my faith and the gospel with everyone. That’s good, I was mainly excited because it was the first time I wanted to share it more than I feared it. That was a huge obstacle for me in the past; fearing people too much to share the truth with them, when really I should have been fearing & loving the God who made them.

Then came another obstacle * surprise * … No one wanted to hear it. I would share my heart and the joy I had found in Christ, yet more and more I was realizing that people really didn’t like the light, they loved the darkness more. Even though they wanted salvation and life, they weren’t willing to give up their sin. I think God allowed me to feel the pain of rejection, and I felt it keenly.

Some time later when reviewing the past year with family & friends, it was mentioned that in evangelism, some Christians plant seeds, some water and some harvest. The lie I had been believing was that I must carry it through to the end, and that it was my job to succeed. I realize the truth now and want to encourage you. When you feel like your not making progress, when no-one listens, when you feel fruitless… Remember that maybe you are the grain of wheat that must lay down it’s life for another to water and harvest. I hope your encouraged, that regardless of perceived results, to share Jesus and continue to let His light shine through you.

“Truly, Truly, I say unto you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.” John 12:24

Your sister in Christ,

Kathleen

4 thoughts on “Feeling Fruitless

  1. Kiara says:

    Thank you for sharing! I struggle with this and still do! I agree with you!♥️♥️♥️

  2. whatdinnywore says:

    Kathleen, you are a gem. I, too, used to definitely have more zeal for witnessing and giving out tracts. But I also got discouraged when it seemed that my efforts didn’t make a big difference. People take a while to get saved sometimes, and you need to be patient. Just as you said, some of us water and others reap. Don’t lose hope! Trust God to provide the harvest when He is ready. Be faithful and He will surely reward you!
    Love in Christ,
    Claudine

    • Kate says:

      Claudine, thank-you so much for your encouragement! I am ever reminded that patience is a virtue, and that it is God who changes hearts, not I. Thanks again, and God bless you!
      <3 Kate

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