When Jesus said, "Go make disciples" It was for everybody. If it was for everybody then what he had in mind was something that every follower of Jesus could very easily and naturally do. Which means we have made it way to complex and complicated. I believe that we have actually made a religion out of making disciples when Jesus was inviting us into natural relationships where his ways are caught more than taught.
Here's my challenge for us...go make disciples! We did it last night. Four of us guys from my small group went and did life. We started at Roosters (great wing place) and ended up at Starbucks. We talked a lot of capitalizing investments and equity ratios on venture capital which I know nothing about. Out of that we talked about giving back...our dreams...and our struggles...now that I understand.
Before the night began my friend Dan met me at my house on his Harley...I pulled my son's Harley out of my garage and we headed down the road. I usually ride the Honda VTX, but there are certain occasions when I get on the head turner. This was it. This time he let me lead. It was a first...usually he leads. Dan has been riding for years and it is new to me. Dan is discipling me on how to ride since I am fairly new at it. He keeps telling me that there nothing like saddle time. He is also the guy who got me into it. He may have saved my life. You see how it works. It's the same for our faith.
Here's my suggestions...pick up a copy of my book Breaking the Discipleship Code read a chapter every day or two during your quiet time...meet once a week with a friend or two and discuss your biggest take away from your reading...get really honest and real...agree...disagree with the book...who cares...just use it as a spring board for real life...There's seventeen chapters...by the time you get through you should be on your way to a real relationship...real relationship equal real discipleship. Be careful not to miss it...discipleship isn't always what you think. Get a little saddle time.