Should I shut my business down if I’m not seeing spiritual fruit?
This is a very important question, one that leads to some other questions and observations:
- How do you know if there is fruit?
- Why am I not as successful as others?
- Things to think about while sowing
Let’s talk about each of these in turn:
How do you know if there is fruit?
One of the problems with coming from the West is that we are often too short-term results oriented. This is especially true when we apply a cause-and-effect mentality to the work of the Holy Spirit. It is not up to us to dictate what the work of Holy Spirit will do – we certainly must do our best in sowing and cultivating and praying but in the end we must give it over to the Lord to grow the fruit. We must do all we can in ‘preparing the soil and planting the seeds’ and let the Holy Spirit work on the person’s heart. Read more