When was the last time you sat under a tree? Maybe you were looking for some shade, some shelter from the rain, maybe you just wanted something to lean against. But have you ever considered the fact that you can sit in the shade, the shelter, and lean against that tree because someone years ago planted a seed? The person who planted that seed probably never had the chance to reap the benefits of the seed they planted, watered and took care of. The same is true with Jesus. Jesus gives us opportunities all the time to share our faith and plant seeds in others heart about salvation. Some times we have the amazing opportunity to lead someone to Christ, and reap the harvest, by walking them through a prayer of salvation, but a vast majority of the time we are the planters. Every interaction we have either has the power to uplift someone and bring them closer to Christ or tear them down and bring them farther away. The decision is ours to make but God is always giving us opportunities to plant seeds.
1 Corinthians 3:6-8
"I planted the seed. Apollo’s watered it, but God made it grow. So neither he who plants, nor he who waters is anything, but only God who makes things grow. The man who plants and the man who waters have one purpose, and each will be rewarded according to his own labor."