Becoming A Disciple Of Jesus

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In this paper, the writer will reveal how becoming a disciple of Jesus arranged and rearranged life about the 'Great Commission. ' The writer will also express one area that is more efficient to rearrange as a disciple.
According to Willard, a disciple is "someone who has decided to be with another person, under appropriate conditions, in order to become capable of doing what that person does or to become what that person is."(282) A disciple of Jesus is learning to be like Jesus, giving up the will of self to the will of Jesus. Just as Jesus surrendered His will to the will of the Father. To be like Jesus, a person must do to Jesus in Luke 9:23, "he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me." In other words, a person must completely dedicate themselves to Jesus and be obedient and trust God 's plan for their life. God says in Jeremiah 29:11, "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare, and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope." God is our ultimate source. He knows what it takes to form a person 's character as being Christlike and developing them as a disciple, just as He did the Twelve.
For instance, to arrange and rearrange the writer life 's affairs, the writer had to resign from the job of eight years and six months to follow after Christ and trust His plans for what lies ahead. In spite of the struggles, tests, and trials, God was always in the midst of every situation the writer encountered.
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