Concerning evangelism, discipleship, and church work in general we often create unnecessary pressure for ourselves, because we think outside of our role.
A farmer understands that it is his job to till the land, plant the seeds, water and nourish the seeds, and wait for the harvest. He has fulfilled his duty if he does these things faithfully. It is up to God (and the environment He created) to produce a crop. In other words, the farmer knows there’s only so much he can do.
All that we can do is share the gospel, pray, and do our best to provide discipleship opportunities. It is the Holy Spirit who does the saving and sanctifying.
Let’s think like farmers.