In John 15:1-2, we find that the secret of greater fruitfulness is not doing more but doing less: “I am the true grapevine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch of mine that doesn’t produce fruit, and he prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more.”
It’s “doing more of the right less,” so to speak. By going back to basics and focusing our energy only on what we are supposed to be focusing on, we can likely achieve a greater clarity and a sharper focus in our area of contribution. That sharpened focus, in turn, will lead to a greater and broader fruitfulness.
Consider your life and your ministry. What can you prune? How might that pruning lead to greater fruitfulness in other areas?