Meeting My Friends
I had a dream last night about introducing people to my friends.
In the dream, I was rounding up some people who didn’t have a lot of positive life experiences. My plan was to introduce them to a few friends who had positive experiences. It took a while to find people who were interested, but I found them. I did the introductions and the lesser experienced friends hung out with the more experienced ones and began learning from them.
A second scene unfolded where the lesser experienced friends went through times of trial and testing. I watched as they dealt with one difficulty after another. I knew that the way they handled the testing and trials was much better than it would have been, had they not spent time learning from my experienced friends.
This dream doesn’t need a lot of interpretation. A major part of what we do to train and equip others for life is simply hanging out with them and letting them see how we deal with the issues of life. They learn to handle problems by observing our behavior and our attitudes. When they’re in the same situation, they have a model of success they can use.
Making disciples can be just that simple.