Social harvest is the ability to seek and enjoy companionship with others.
To be social means relating well with people.
Some people are socially savvy, while others are not.
Human beings are God’s number one vehicles of blessings.
If you cannot connect well with the people around you, you will not connect with your blessing, as the people around you are the conveyors of your blessing.
God will not come down from heaven to put the blessing in your hand.
Every person around you is a potential vehicle of your blessing.
Luke 6:38 – “Give and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again”.
If you have a bad relationship with everyone around you, how will the above scripture be fulfilled in your life? How will your harvest get to you?
The more relational you are with people and your environment, the greater your capacity to receive.
You may be a good sower, but not a good receiver.
Your capacity to harvest is dependent on your good relational skills.
Luke 2:52 – “And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man”.
The above scripture further corroborates the truth that humans are God’s potential conveyor of blessings.
Even Jesus the son of God needed favour from man, and He kept increasing in it.
If your favour is static, your blessing becomes stale.
If Jesus needed favour with God and man, then you do too.
Genesis 2:18 – ”The LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”
God did not create you in isolation, he created you in a community, and he has placed several people around you as your vehicles of blessings.
If you choose to isolate yourself, and not appreciate people or work with them, you are only cutting yourself short.
Every time you ignore someone in your life, you have ignored a channel of blessing.
Everyone you decide is not important, you loose everything God wants to add to you through them.
Your relationships make or break you.
Galatians 6:7 is a cardinal law; whatsoever a man sows, that shall he reap.
When you positively or negatively invest in people, you set yourself up for an harvest.
Harvest is reaping, taking in mature crops.
In social harvest, you reap every investment you have made in people.
People will bless you, do good to you, promote and speak good things about you.
There are two kinds of favour; divine and human favour.
To get divine favour is by grace, to get human favour is by good relationship.
You need human favour.
God has released the blessings He has for you, but your relationship with the vehicles will determine when you will receive them.
There is something called “Social Capital”.
It is the reward and benefit that comes as a result of the investment you have made in relationships.
Every of your action affects your social capital.
In business, networking is done for gain, but in Christ, we network for love.
10 Commandments of human relation.
- Speak to people.
- Smile at people.
- Address people by their names, not circumstances.
- Be friendly.
- Be cordial.
- Have a genuine interest in people.
- Be generous with praise.
- Be considerate of other people’s feelings.
- Be thoughtful of the opinion of others.
- Be alert to give service.
Friends, if you are relationally poor, your harvest will be delayed.
When your attitude is wrong, it obliterates your blessing.
Questions for you to reflect on.
- What investments have you made in people’s lives?
- Do you have 10 people in your life you can call on right now for a favour?
If your response to the above questions is negative, then your social capital is very poor.
For you to build your social capital, you must be willing to invest your resources into relationships.
I receive for you the grace to re-position yourself for social harvest, in your words, deeds and attitude in Jesus Name.
Remember, you are not a biological accident, but a creature of destiny.
– Pastor Solomon Aroboto.