But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.St. Matthew 9:36
Who is a labourer?
A labourer is one who is skillful in business i.e things of the kingdom especially in the aspect of winning souls to God’s kingdom.
From the above scripture I want you to take note of the word SAW. The Bible says when he saw, he was moved. Brothers and sisters what are you seeing? Men that moved are men that have seen.
Men that take actions are men that are seeing something. You might say but I am not seeing anything.
How will you see when all you do is to spend most of your time on social media. How will you see, when the company of friends you keep are the type that resist your sight. A mentor of mine spoke about power circle few days ago.
How will you see when all you give your eyes to are worldly things that do not edify.
Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;St. Matthew 9:37
The above scripture, help us to understand that the problem is not the harvest, but the labourers.
We are in a generation of weak and Inconsistent labourers. Baby labourers that have refuse to grow.
That scripture says the harvest is plenty but the labourer are few. The devil knows that getting the harvest is not the problem, so he has successfully engaged the labourers with unnecessary activities like:
- Chatting on social media, rather than harvesting souls.
- Preferring to give money, than being involved in carrying out the harvest.
- Argument on social media on issues that don’t edify.
- Talking down men of God in the faith.
- Promoting worldly things
I hear someone asking, HOW THEN DO I LABOUR?
It is beyond social gathering on platforms. It is time to engage them individually. You might say you don’t have time, you are are very busy. The good news is that you can do this anywhere you find yourself, in your office, business etc.
If you claim to love God, you should be able to spear some of your time to express his love to others.
- Engage labourers.
- Pray ye the harvest.
- Equip like minds to join you.
- Carry out the harvest as God would be laying it in your heart.
Don’t forget you are SAVED to SAVE others.
Please share to inform others.
Author: Sholademi Temitayo Ruth (S.T.R)