Have you ever seen a bee work? It is an amazing thing to watch. Even though bees work great as a team, I am speaking of an individual bee. The bee seems to have a strategic plan when gathering pollen, placing the pollen at various locations, overcoming obstacles, and resting when necessary.
A bee gathers pollen, which is a seed, and then it flies to a flower where the pollen is dropped off. This process is called pollination, a process that is necessary for plants to reproduce. The bee may encounter an enemy, which distracts it from its work, but it will quickly turn away from the distraction and return to focus on the work at hand. Finally, when its work is over, the bee will rest to get ready for the next day. This sounds like an efficient and effective process to me! What if believers worked like bees?
Proverbs 16:3 says, “Commit your work to the LORD, and your plans will be established.”
Mark 16:15 says, “And he said to them, ‘Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.’”
Believers, we must work for the LORD, and stay in the Word! Just like a bee gathers pollen and spreads that pollen to various locations, we must take the Word, study it and spread it by sharing with others. And, just like that bee, we must learn to watch out for distractions. Those distractions might even be people trying to hamper your work and telling you that your beliefs are not real – that what you are doing is not necessary or effective. Stay focused on the work to spread the Good News to everyone!
The Word (the pollen seed) will reach people everywhere (the placing of pollen in various locations). Some will take it and some will not, but the people (flower or plants) that take the Word will begin to grow into a new person (pollination). And the process will start over, with more and more bees (believers). This is amazing!
The last thing the bee does is rest. Make sure, as a believer, you rest by praying to the LORD, and focus on Him for recovery.
Sometimes we (bees) do not get to see the pollination process, but, remember, do the work and the LORD will make things grow! I hope this encourages someone that is spreading the Word and may think nothing is growing. Believe me, you are a necessary bee in helping the Kingdom grow!
By John Kelley