Sow, water, reap, you know not which will prosper (Eccl 11:6)

"In the morning sow your seed, and at evening withhold not your hand, for you do not know which will prosper, this or that, or whether both alike will be good." - Ecclesiastes 11:6

This verse must apply to actual sowing of plant seeds but I also take it here in reference to evangelism. Years ago I used to think of myself as a seed planter but not a reaper. It's difficult for me (as I would imagine it is for most people) to really get out and evangelize. I used sowing broadly as basically an excuse to not have to get to the nitty gritty of the gospel and help people make a decision.

Later I was able to be there for some reaping of seeds I did not plant and it began to change my opinion of who I wanted to be. I wanted to both sow and continue the work.

Sowing broadly is something I'm still trying to learn, and now I try to sow well educated seeds. Seeds planted well enough to have a good chance of reaping. I also try to help people along who have been well planted, or add miracle grow, or whatever you want to do with this analogy.

Are you sowing broadly? Are you continuing the work of evangelism? Many people have to hear the gospel seven or eight times before they finally accept. Keep sowing, keep watering, keep reaping. You do not know which will prosper.