Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Discipleship continued

A few of my tips or practical thoughts on discipleship (in no particular order):
  • It takes time - you must be willing to invest time with people
  • It will cost $ - where your treasure is, there will your heart be
  • It takes discernment - you need to choose wisely who to invest your time in
  • It will hurt - people fail, they sin, they disappoint, they even betray
  • It takes sacrifice - you must be willing to give up things to invest in people
  • It takes patience - discipleship is not a six week class, people take time to grow
  • It takes growth - you need to be growing if you want to keep giving
  • It takes integrity - over time, people will see the real you
  • It takes prayer - you can do all the "right" things, but if God doesn't work then you will accomplish nothing

What things would you add to the list? What are your thoughts or stories about what I have listed?

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