Mark 4:26-27 - He (Jesus) also said, “This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed on the ground. Night and day, whether He sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how.”
Jesus has given us many examples of what the kingdom of God is like. He’s trying to help us understand since we are now a part of this kingdom.
In this picture we see a farmer scattering seed. After he has scattered the seed we know that he has no power over whether the seed grows or not. He can water and fertilize it, but as far as what goes on inside the seed he has no control.
As we compare this story to our lives we see that the seed is the Word of God and we are likened to the farmer. We have a job to do; we must scatter the seed. After that we have no control of how the seed grows.
That is what makes it hard sometimes. As we preach the Word and speak into people’s lives we want to see the fruit of our labor. We want to see the change it is making in people’s lives, but that should not be our concern. Our concern should be in doing God’s will and then trusting that He is working in those that are receiving the seed.
We are promised that His Word will not return void, so we know that as we speak it, things are happening. It is powerful and will change people’s lives.
Our job is to scatter the seed. Get it out there and let God take care of the rest. His Spirit will work and grow the see inside the hearts of those it reaches. We must preach the Word and trust God.