Notice Paul’s perspective on his ministry from 1 Cor 3.
5What then is Apollos? What is Paul? Servants through whom you believed, as the Lord assigned to each. 6I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth. 7So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth. 8He who plants and he who waters are one, and each will receive his wages according to his labor. 9For we are God’s fellow workers. You are God’s field, God’s building. 10 According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation, and someone else is building upon it.
Paul sees himself as a servant of Jesus who appeared to him on the road.
As a servant his daily responsibility revolves around carrying out his assignments that Jesus gives.
In Paul’s case he is the foundation builder. Others, like Apollos, built on the work he started.
Paul saw the importance of being on a team. He did seek to do everything needed for a church to be vibrant and multiplying.
And the core central truth that kept Paul going is that it is God who gives the growth.
So, how does this help shape your perspective of each morning that you rise as a servant of King Jesus?