Divisions are everywhere. In a work place, workmates come together to make someone’s life miserable just because they are new. They are harassed, psychologically aren’t happy and because of the division, some end up quitting work, some get into depression, and worse still some commit suicide, they cannot handle the pressure.
A circle of friends, divided amongst themselves. Pastors divided amongst the church because of money issues, brothers and sisters divided because of inheritance of their departed parents. Married couples divided because of money, infidelity and trust issues, the list is endless. Why is our world so much divided? Why is our world not united? Paul says in 1Corinthians 3:3 You are still worldly. For since there is jealousy and quarreling among you, are you not worldly? Verse 6 I planted the seed, Apollo’s watered it, but God made it grow. V7 So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who makes things grow. That said, why should you try pulling your brother or sister down? Why should we allow jealousy to ruin our friendships with our loved ones? Why should we allow infidelity to ruin our marriages? If you plant into your marriage or relationship, and your partner waters it, will not God make it grow and prosper? If you see a ‘newbie’ at work and try to make their life miserable, instead of planting or watering them, you are trying to uproot them! Oh how sad.
Truth be told, the devil doesn’t like to see unity, and that is why he always brings division everywhere, especially in the church. Trying to show that the body of Christ is not united amongst themselves. What we need to do on the other hand is ask God for wisdom, when you have wisdom, some things that people are fighting about will not be in you, because you would have rised above! In every area of your life, always ask yourself these questions, am I planting? Am I watering? Or am I uprooting?
1Corinthians 3:8-9 The man who plants and the man who waters have one purpose, and each will be rewarded according to his own labor. For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, God’s building. (Act like it!!)