If we claim to be a passionate follower of Christ and we claim that our identity is found in none other than Christ, that we have a new heart and a new nature animated by the Holy Spirit, do people know that about you within the first thirty seconds of meeting you?
Discipleship is not a moment. It is a process. It requires patience, investment, heartache, and the hard conversation.
Whatever goals you have decided on for 2019. Stick to it. You got this. But as a youth leader, have you thought much about how the goals you have for yourself effect those you minister to? What habits can you develop over the next three weeks that will pave the way to some tremendous growth opportunities for your students throughout the rest of this year?
How can I love my students while helping them to truly love and follow Jesus?
Have your doubts. Ask your questions. But find the right place and people, get your answers, be ready for the tough realities, and keep your emotions guided by your intellect. Not only will you successfully navigate doubt, but also your faith and trust in Christ would increase exponentially.