Matthew 9:37-38 says, “The Harvest is plentiful but the workers are FEW. Ask the Lord of the Harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”
And look at what was said right before this; Jesus had COMPASSION on them, because they were HARASSED and HELPLESS, like sheep WITHOUT a Shepherd.
And I do remember those days of being harassed and helpless and without a Shepherd who CARED! And I still remember it even today after being a believer for over 36 years, for life without Christ or the love of the Father was like HELL on earth.
It occurred to me that I should not be on the enemy’s hit list for having reached out to people who do NOT know Christ, so I have prayed that He would send out other workers instead. I need to replace myself with 100 other servants in the area I live, because I am just so wrecked health-wise and cannot fulfill my position right now.
In addition I have very little prayer support and have been deceived into keeping away from those in the church due to listening to someone else constantly tell me that this person or that person have “an evil spirit” or are “not quite right” enough!
This stupidity has been going on for YEARS, and I am finally waking up to the fact that I have been isolated and deceived. Meanwhile the person who says that they have the gift of “discerning of spirits” has lots of friends which she complains about OFTEN.
This is frankly NOT the RIGHT use of the spiritual gift for it only drives a WEDGE between people in the Body of Christ. It does NOT create any UNITY but it only creates suspicion!
I would think the PROPER use of the gift would be to pray for people and intercede for them instead, and NOT to be blabbing everyone’s faults around here and there, but to be praying in one’s OWN prayer closet.
For WHO is actually PERFECT? NO ONE except our LORD!
And so we each have to give each other grace, patience and understanding and Christ’s type of Love otherwise we are really just doing HARM to ourselves! For we are ONE BODY! Besides we are to love one another like we love ourselves. And if we can’t love ourselves then we need God to show us HIS love for us personally for He IS LOVE!
As for gossiping, blabbing and backstabbing others we should have all just stopped it long before now. Taking a look in Proverbs one can see many warnings about folks who gossip and tale bare. I have blabbed earlier here but I am NOT going to be naming anyone but only using this as an example and wake up call.
So if we have some problem with someone take it to the Lord FIRST instead! Then you will have a listening ear and get some wisdom and an understanding heart on the matter. You’ll be better able to pray MORE effectively or maybe you’ll end up seeing your own faults too. One thing I know is that Jesus couldn’t stand a Hypocrite and so we need Him to show us if we are one ourselves. And believe me it only does us GOOD in the end to know if we are one, so we can ask forgiveness and change our ways for the Lord will only RESIST us until then.