“I planted the seed in your hearts, and Apollos watered it, but it was God who made it grow. It’s not important who does the planting, or who does the watering. What’s important is that God makes the seed grow.”
1 Corinthians 3:6-7
Reading today’s key verse, allows us to breath a huge sigh of relief. The responsibility to make someone a Christian is not ours. That is God’s work. Salvation is through Him and Him only. We are just vessels and workers to that end, as Paul clearly says, it is God who provides the increase; it is God who makes the seed grow!
However, that being said, it doesn’t negate our responsibility to faithfully be a seed sower or waterer. Neither does it negate our responsibility to pray that God would make the seed grow in the hearts of those we are sharing, or have shared the Gospel with. Rather, we should prayerfully come before the Lord every day, asking that He would provide the increase, because He is faithful until the work is completed. Moreover, we should be open to God, praying for every opportunity to be a sower or a waterer, with the seed of the Gospel.
Be faithful in sowing, in watering and praying, knowing that salvation is God’s work alone. Even if we don’t see the fruit of our work overnight, we can trust that God is doing His work in that person’s heart. He is the giver of salvation. Be faithful, but trust Him.