I rarely walk out of movies. Even if it’s a bad one, I just have to stay to the end to see how or if everything comes together. I think we all have a desire to see things to the finish. It’s why cliffhangers work so well for television series. Occasionally, though, we are called to live in a way that we never know the ending. There are times when someone comes into our lives for a moment, and we never know the effect that we have had. There are times when we are asked to step in and then walk away, and it may not look like we have helped at all. We may never know if we have made a difference, and somehow we need to be okay with that. The thing we have to remember is to stay in a place of grace. We need to remember to stay in a place of prayer. If we are there, and are called to be a part of someone’s life, we can trust that God will do the work the little that we do. We can trust that we may only have a small part in the larger plan for that person, and for that we can be grateful.
What is Apollos, after all, and what is Paul? Ministers through whom you became believers, just as the Lord assigned each one. I planted, Apollos watered, but God caused the growth. Therefore, neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who causes the growth. (1 Corinthians 3:5-7)