The Seven Verbs of Discipleship is a disciple making tool created by Justin Ulmer; it consists of seven principles that point to the ongoing actions of effective disciples of Jesus Christ.
The 3rd Verb of Discipleship: Remove
After securing and protecting our vineyard, our next step is to prepare the soil for receiving the best seed. But, good seeds won't grow if the ground is full of stones. Therefore, we must do the work of removing any stones that would hinder our planting.
How is Removing an act of discipleship?
In order for God's love and his Word to take root in us, we must learn how to recognize and remove the burdensome stones of our ugly emotions, bad behavior, and false beliefs that may be hiding in our hearts. We do this by asking ourselves, "Where am I missing the mark for God’s best in my life? What's holding me back from taking that next step of faith? Am I struggling with any unforgiveness, habitual sin, substance abuse, etc? Am I believing lies about who I am, or who God is?" Learning how to recognize and remove these negative ideas and behaviors is vital to enjoying God's love and obeying his commands.