Faith Debugged

Spiritual Insights from an Exterminator


I wrote a little on discipleship today. I had the opportunity to work with a guy and so I shared his story about how training up someone is very hard on the patience when you tell someone to do something and they deliberately do the exact opposite.

Have you ever trained someone who wouldn’t listen? I’m not talking about your child either. They have maturity issues. I’m talking about a grown human being. You give simple training lessons and it’s like they don’t care to listen. They want to do it their way and they’ve never been properly trained. That’s your job; to train them. But how do you train someone who won’t allow themselves to be trained.

How do you disciple someone who has come to you for help? You give them your advice and they go and do exactly what you advised against. How do you handle such situations?

We have to keep in mind that there is a sanctification process every believer is going through. God has given us grace and in the same way we should understand the sanctifying process and give grace abundantly where needed. Disciple through love. Know that it takes time for people to get it right. While they screw up, show a little grace and keep on pushing them toward their greater potential. It’s hard work. It’s a must work!


December 1, 2010 - Posted by | devotion


  1. Kevin,
    I’m VP of Aaron Pest Control in DeLand Fl and have been in the business 30yrs. It is awesome how God is using you for the Kingdom right where you are and I’m proud of your willingness to do just that. Check out my families ministry

    Go God


    Comment by Ken Kebrdle | January 17, 2011 | Reply

  2. Ken, thank you for visiting. It’s very cool what your doing. Its so cool to meet other folks across the world who’s living a radical life for Christ. Blessing my friend.

    Comment by Kevin Riner | January 17, 2011 | Reply

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