Discipleship. What ideas pop into your head when you think about it?
- bible studies
- Sunday School classes
- Jesus and His disciples
Does it scare you? Intimidate you? Do you feel like you just don’t have enough maturity to do this? Or not enough wisdom? Or not enough bible knowledge?
You are not alone. Most people feel inadequate to take on, what they feel is a daunting task.
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If YOU follow Jesus, you can show others how to follow Him.
- You don’t have to be a spiritual giant or have the wisdom of Solomon or the patience of Job.
- You simply have to love Jesus and follow Him in your life.
- You don’t have to know how to lead bible studies.
- But you do have to be in the Word.
- You don’t have to have a charismatic or powerful personality.
- But you do have to have a love for the Lord, for the Word, for prayer and a desire to grow.
Are you thinking, “But I’ve never been discipled. How can I possibly disciple others?”
Well it is harder if you’ve not experienced it, but not impossible! All you have to do is share what you know, what you’ve learned. You have to love others and long for them to grow in the Lord. You have to be willing to be open and honest about your life. You have to have a humility that always points to Jesus instead of to yourself.
Look around in your life. Are there women you can be discipling? Not knowing where to start? I’ve just written a book on discipleship specifically for women. I share the biblical mandate for us to disciple others but I also share the biblical example of women discipling women through the Titus 2 model. I give some practical help, guidance and suggestions. It’s called Silver Threads: Weaving Godly Wisdom Into the Lives of Younger Women. If you haven’t picked up a copy yet, you can get it from Amazon or Barnes & Noble online in paperback, Kindle or Nook. I’ve had a sweet friend from church tell me that she was so very touched by the first few chapters and wants to read it with an older woman!
Don’t let discipleship intimidate you into inactivity. Let’s encourage one another to grow the next generation of godly women, to strengthen them in the Word, to empower them in prayer and to build the Kingdom of God for His Glory!