Oswald Chambers (1986) wrote in his devotional for April 24th, “our work as His disciples is to disciple lives until they are wholly yielded to God. One life wholly devoted to God is of more value to God than one hundred lives simply awakened by His Spirit.” We are supposed to be discipling others to maturity in Christ. We are all supposed to be discipling others. There is no caveat in the Bible that allows Christians to opt out of this responsibility and yet in most churches discipleship is left up to around 5% of the church plus the staff.
It’s a challenge, it’s hard, it can be awkward…it’s still something we all have to do. Chambers also wrote, “the proof that we are rightly related to God is that we do our best whether we feel inspired or not” (April 25th). It’s not a question of whether or not you have been inspired to disciple someone. You shouldn’t be waiting on some divine sign to fall from the sky. If your relationship with God is healthy, you should be doing your best for his kingdom whether or not you feel inspired. You should be discipling others.
So who are you discipling? If you can’t answer that question, I would encourage you to find someone and to be intentional. If you need help finding someone, talk to one of the staff members at your church.
Chambers, O. (1986) My Utmost for His Highest: Selections for the Year. Grand Rapids, MI: Oswald Chambers Publications; Marshall Pickering.