A helpful question to ask yourself when pursuing discipleship is, “Am I a better disciple with or without this in my life?” The “this” could be any activity which you pursue. Your “this” might be the name of an individual or group of individuals. It’s a question we should ask ourselves throughout the day until it becomes second nature.
Until we spend our time doing things that make us better disciples, things that make us look more like Jesus, we will never become the person He intends for us to be. The problem is, while many of us might ask this question of ourselves, few of us will do the hard work of changing our behavior to be consistent with the answer to the question.