If there’s a key word on discipling someone else, it’s this: sharing. Don’t make it complicated. Just share your life. What has God blessed you with? What has He done for you? How has He helped you? Where have you been successful? Where have you failed? Share these things.
Share your testimony. Share how God has saved you, fulfilled His promises to you, answered your prayers. Share God’s Word. Pep talks don’t get people down to business for Christ. God’s Word does. There’s something about sharing from the Scriptures, sharing something fresh and vital and alive, that strikes a fire down inside. Center your time around the Scriptures. Share your prayer life. You haven’t really shared your heart with someone till you’ve prayed with him.
This isn’t complicated; it’s just costly. Sometimes we don’t want to get involved. We don’t want the phone to ring at night. We want to pull up the drawbridge around our little home so nothing disturbs our peace. But if you’re going to share your life with people, it’s going to disturb your peace. That’s the cost. It will tear you apart. But it will also thrill you. And you’ll have no greater joy than to see that person walking in the truth—except to see him get someone else walking in the truth. That’s sweeter still.