You want to ask yourself, “If my children, if those I’m mentoring, those I’m discipling, if they turn out like me how will they turn out? Not just if they do what I say but if they become like me.
If their faith is no greater than mine, what kind of faith will they have?
If their moral purity is no greater than mine, will they be morally pure?
If their response to circumstances, to adverse circumstances, is like mine, how will they respond to adverse circumstances?
If their response to authority is like the way I respond to my husband or our pastor or my boss, how will they respond to authority?”