“I want to disciple someone but I don’t know enough.”
“I don’t have the confidence to disciple others.”
“What if she asks me a question and I don’t know the answer.”
One of the reasons women don’t disciple others is because they mistakenly believe they don’t know
to help another along in their spiritual journey. They feel paralyzed by the fear of not having
information or experience spiritually to help others.
When Jesus had his public ministry on Earth, it lasted approximately three years. This means His disciples had, at the max, three years of experience and knowledge to begin to disciple others. When Jesus was in the midst of his ministry, He was already sending them out to help others (before the three year mark)!
“After this the Lord appointed seventy-two
others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go. He told them, ’The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.’” Luke 10:1, 2
You could surmise that if you have been a Christ follower for at least three years, participate in Bible studies and attend church on Sunday mornings, you possess something of spiritual value to pass on to others.
Keep in mind you gain valuable knowledge and experience
as you disciple others
. When I was discipling others, questions would come up I did not know the answers to! Those tricky questions would push me to find the answers and thus gain knowledge.