Check out John 15:1-16. Read it carefully and prayerfully, and you will see what I mean, especially in verses 5 and 16. Apart from abiding in The Vine, Jesus, we, the branches, can do NO-THING. (Verse 5). We didn’t choose Jesus, but he chose us, and He appointed us to bear fruit that will last. (Verse 16). The “job” of a branch, our place in God’s grace growing plan, is to be one thing … a part of God’s Vineyard that simply rests in the Lord.