For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, God’s building (1 Corinthians 3:9).
When we left our intrepid hero Paul, he was chastising the folks of Corinth for choosing apostle teams–”Team Paul,” “Team Apollos”–that sort of thing. Paul was pointing out that the apostles were just the workers, like farmers who work the land. God is the one who makes things grow.
You and I, Beloved? Well, I guess that makes us dirt.
But in a good way.
You have great value in the eyes of God. Not because of what you do, but because of what he can do through you.
Hear that again.
Not because of what you do, but because of what he can do through you. Farmland doesn’t have to do anything. It just has to be what it is and let the farmer do his work. Sun, rain, plow, harrow and pruning shears all play their part. Then, in time, the land will produce fruit.
So don’t fret, Beloved. The fruit will come. Just keep being good dirt.