“And concerning you, my brethren, I myself also am convinced that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge and able also to admonish one another.” Romans 15:14
There is an old five-step leadership concept that goes like this: 1) I do, you watch. 2) I do, you help. 3) You do, I help. 4) You do, I watch. 5) You do, someone else watches. This is a powerful and simple formula for discipleship. All throughout God’s Word, there is this idea of discipling — literally teaching or admonishing others towards something. As a Jesus follower, there will always be people in your life who might not be as far down the road as you are, and who will be looking for someone to walk with them and teach them. If you are a father of a teenager, for instance, who is the father of a toddler with whom you can walk, and pour into? As a woman who has walked through struggle and trial in her marriage, who is a woman around you who is struggling in her marriage, and who would jump at the chance to spend time with someone who’s been there? You don’t need a Bible college degree or a desk at the church to disciple people. The Holy Spirit in you has enabled you to disciple!
Who are you walking with and discipling right now? Who is discipling you?