Jesus said, "I came to give you a rich and satisfying life" (John 10:10). What is a rich and satisfying life?
Jesus spent 3 ½ years training his disciples to go and make disciples. That’s a rich and satisfying life. He didn’t spend 3 ½ years training them how to achieve worldly success and prosperity.
Of course, there is nothing wrong with worldly success and prosperity if it is the byproduct of being a faithful servant. The main business of God, however, is soul–making not money–making.
If I am reading my Bible correctly, no one will ever find true satisfaction unless they participate in the mission of making disciples. And however you participate in making disciples – whether you win people to Christ, set up chairs for the worship service, leave the Bible study, invite new people to church, drive a neighbor to chemotherapy, or work at a homeless shelter – always remember that discipleship begins at home.