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I’m a Busy Wife & Mother. Do I Have Time (or the Energy) to Make Disciples? – Disciple-Making Q and A Series

“I want to be involved in the Great Commission, but I feel so overwhelmed with the business of life and responsibilities as a wife and mother. What are some practical ways that I actively share my faith and make disciples as a part of my daily lifestyle?”


As a wife and mother, it can be challenging to find the time and energy to actively share your faith and make disciples on a regular basis.  It’s easy to feel overwhelmed with the business of life. Between taking care of your family, keeping up with your responsibilities, and trying to make time for your own needs, it can seem like there’s little room left for anything else.

But despite all of this, you still have a burning desire to be involved in the Great Commission. You want your life to have eternal significance and to positively impact the people around you for Christ.

The good news is that you don’t have to do anything drastic or give up all of your responsibilities to make this happen. In fact, there are practical ways to incorporate disciple-making into your daily lifestyle and positively impact those around you.


Pray for Opportunities to Share Your Faith

Make it a daily habit to pray for opportunities to share the Gospel with those around you. Ask God to open doors for you to speak truth into their lives and to give you the courage and wisdom to do so.

“Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison— that I may make it clear, which is how I ought to speak.”
– Colossians 4:2-4


Build Authentic Relationships

Building authentic relationships with people is a critical aspect of disciple-making. Take time to get to know the people in your life and show genuine interest in their lives. Listen to them and be present in their lives.  Look for ways to serve those around you. Whether it’s offering to watch a neighbor’s children so they can have a break, bringing a meal to a family in need, or simply taking the time to listen to someone who needs to talk, these small acts of kindness can make a big impact.  This will build a foundation of trust and open doors for meaningful disciple-making relationships to develop. 

“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and he who loves is born of God and knows God”.
– 1 John 4:7


Live Out Your Faith

One of the most powerful ways to make disciples is to authentically live your faith in front of others. Be intentional about how you live your life and let your actions speak louder than your words. This includes modeling prayer, reading and studying the Bible, serving others, and being quick to forgive.

“In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.”
– Matthew 5:16


Share Your Testimony

Your personal faith story can be a powerful disciple-making tool. Take time to develop your testimony and practice sharing it with others. Be open and vulnerable about your struggles and how your faith has impacted your life. This can be a powerful way to connect with others and share the hope of the Gospel.

“Declare His glory among the nations, His marvelous works among all the peoples!”
– Psalm 96:3


Be Intentional

Disciple-making requires intentionality. Set goals and make a plan for how you will actively share your faith and make disciples in your daily life. This may include inviting people to church, hosting a Bible study in your home, or intentionally seeking out opportunities to serve and share the love of Christ with others.

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And, behold, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
– Matthew 28:19-20


Always remember that your daily life is valuable and significant. Every small act of service, every prayer, and every conversation can have an eternal impact. Trust that God is working through you and that you are making a difference in the lives of those around you.

Making disciples can seem overwhelming, but it’s important to remember that God can use even our small, everyday actions to make an impact for His kingdom. By praying for opportunities, building relationships, living out our faith, sharing our testimony, and being intentional, you can take an active daily role in the Great Commission…

“AS YOU GO… make disciples.”


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