My Father has given you a field. Don’t go planting your seeds in someone else’s territory. It will not yield a harvest. Stay with what He has for you. His ways are higher than yours.


God wants a harvest out of you. That’s why He gave you a very specific territory – your job, family, city – whatever your circle of influence is. That’s also why He gave you a testimony – your unique story to touch the lives of the lost and hurting.

The problem is, we sometimes try to help God by sharing our territory and adding to our testimony. That, my friend, is a big mistake because you can’t plant two different seeds beside each other. 

 “You shall not sow your vineyard with different kinds of seed, lest the yield of the seed which you have sown and the fruit of your vineyard be defiled.” – Deuteronomy 22:9

Stick to your territory and your unique assignment. For example, there are people who want to partner with our church in saving girls out of sex trafficking, but they say, “You don’t have to do that in India or Uganda. You can do that here.”

Look, there’s nothing wrong with what they’re doing, but get out of my field! This is what God has brought to me. This is what the Lord has told me to steward and it’s in India right now. 

Don’t be mad at me because I’ve got ‘maters and you’ve got cucumbers. I’m not going to cross-pollinate with you. Why? Because I want to see fruit and it’s fruit – lives liberated and transformed – that actually glorifies the Lord. 

When Paul and Barnabas had a disagreement in Acts 15, they didn’t try to kill each other. They simply parted ways. Both of them went on to preach the Gospel and they bore more fruit separately than they could have together.  

God has a unique plan for you. Don’t compromise what God has told you to do because you want to partner with someone else. Pray for them and go about your business. If you try to plant your ‘maters in with my cucumbers, neither of us will have a harvest.