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Working hard for Jesus is not all it is cracked up to be. Imagine a tree that is meant to bear fruit. You are the tree. Now work hard for Jesus and for everything you do, you get a fruit to stick on a branch. Before long your tree is going to look pretty cool for a short time. You might have an orange stuck on the end of one branch and lemon stuck on the end of another branch. Maybe even some pomegranates, figs, grapefruits and who knows what else.
Pretty cool, right? But you know before long, the fruit begins to rot because just working hard and sticking them on the end of the branch does not provide nourishment. The fruit all dies pretty quick. It turns rotten and begins to stink. There must be a better way.
Consider an alternative. Consider the possibility that Jesus resides in you and desires to produce His own fruit through you. He really doesn’t need you to tell Him how to produce fruit. He is the original fruit orchard creator.
Take a step back. Refocus. Keep your eyes on the creator and let Jesus produce His own fruit through you. The fruit will ripen in its own season and Jesus will keep it fresh and nourished. Others will want to know what makes your fruit so much better…