When we started to take Jesus seriously as adults we often just assumed that true Christians automatically followed whatever Jesus taught right away. We are not sure where we got that idea? Was it from the Christians that we knew or was it the teaching that we received or was it that the emphasis of those around us on “living the Christian life” that led us to just assume it? We aren’t sure, but this idea is both unrealistic and unbiblical.
The journey of a disciple isn’t a 6 week class or a semester in seminary. It’s a lifestyle. Just as true healthy eating is more than a fad diet, discipleship is more than a class. It is a daily choice to die to self and live for Christ. This is why we should start making disciples now vs waiting till we believe “we are ready”.