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Productivity vs Fruitfulness

Productivity has a place. But it’s defined by measurable goals. Fruitfulness is different. 

Jesus reminds us our fruitfulness is not about what we do but who we are and who he is. When we live by the Spirit, we bear fruit.

So what does fruitfulness look like for you in this season?

# Ways that help with your fruitfulness

  1. Praying
  2. Being aware, or mindful
  3. How you use language and vocabulary
  4. Being connected
  5. Living in grace

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There is a great difference between successfulness and fruitfulness. Success comes from strength, control, and respectability. A successful person has the energy to create something, to keep control over its development, and to make it available in large quantities. Success brings many rewards and often fame. Fruits, however, come from weakness and vulnerability. And fruits are unique. A child is the fruit conceived in vulnerability, community is the fruit born through shared brokenness, and intimacy is the fruit that grows through touching one another’s wounds. Let’s remind one another that what brings us true joy is not successfulness but fruitfulness.

Henri Nouwen