I received one of those messages on my facebook that grabbed my attention and I wanted to share it.
The message is from Sean Carpenter, a young man who was in my youth ministry in Davenport Iowa.
I am blogging about this not to build myself up but rather because too many times we don’t see tangible results from our labor in God’s vineyard. But that doesn’t mean it is not there.
Here is the note from Sean.
Your looking a lot older than I remember. You don’t blame me for any of that grey or hair loss I hope. Just wanted to say thanks for sowing into my life so many years ago. You made a difference in me…KEEP IT UP!
I am and forever will be product of Pastor Barnett, Pastor Bill Wilson, and Pastor Steve Lummer, and the families of Westside. Lord knows, you may want to forget about those days I must have tormented you as the Youth Pastor! I have spent over 25 years as a youth pastor.
I believe in you, Sean Carper.”
Sean is now a youth minister in Florence Kentucky at a great church.
Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 3:6 a powerful statement that says; “I planted,the seed, Apollos watered it, but God made it grow.”
We might be spending way too much time PULLING WEEDS instead of PLANTING SEEDS.
SEEDS ARE YOUR POSSIBILITIES YOU SOW INTO PEOPLES LIVES.
1. PLANT THEM.
2. WATER THEM
3. WATCH THEM GROW.
It is really satisfying to get results even if they are years down the road.
Planting seeds not pulling weeds.