As Christians, we need to be looking out for each other. We may not think that the simple acts we do for our fellow brothers and sisters don’t matter much, but they do. Perhaps the cup of coffee and quick Bible discussion you had with a friend wasn’t much to you, but to them, it changed their world. God uses us in so many ways.
One person’s influence can have an amazing impact for years and years. Generation to generation.
So then let us not sleep, as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober. For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, are drunk at night. But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation. For God has not destined us for wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us so that whether we are awake or asleep we might live with him. Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.
– 1 Thessalonians 5:6-11 (emphasis mine)
Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God. But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. For we have come to share in Christ, if indeed we hold our original confidence firm to the end.
– Hebrews 3:12-14
Oil and perfume make the heart glad, and the sweetness of a friend comes from his earnest counsel.
-Proverbs 27:9Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.
– Proverbs 27:17
So don’t give up ministering to others, even if you don’t see fruit immediately. If God told you to do it, then it was not in vein.