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What I wish I knew before I started making disciples

Updated: Jan 27, 2023

By Ben Hunnicutt

“We don't choose what we will do for God; He invites us to join Him where He wants to involve us.” ―Henry T. Blackaby, Experiencing God

Lately, I’ve been reflecting on how far I’ve come on my disciple-making journey. When God started to grow my desire to share my faith as I entered college, I became quite the fiery evangelist. I tried to convince people to accept the gospel on plane rides, while hanging out with friends, and everywhere I went. But I rarely saw fruit. And I couldn’t really figure out why.

While listening to the the CDM Podcast on How To Have Discovery Conversations this week, something stuck with me. In the podcast, Paul Watson explained that when meeting with people who don’t know Jesus, we need to have the mindset that God is already at work in people’s lives. “He is drawing them unto Himself,” Paul said, “it’s not my job to short-circuit the work He’s doing or try to rush it along. My job is to join Him right where He’s at.”

Would you like to learn more about the kind of conversations that enable us to join God as He brings someone from not knowing Jesus to falling in love with Him? If so, listen to the podcast episode I mentioned above about How To Have Discovery Conversations. You can listen to it on Apple iTunes and Android and PC as well. If you’d like to support our podcast and receive all of our premium podcast episodes as well, join our Patreon page!

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