Here’s another compelling way that Randy Alcorn (Money, Possessions & Eternity) challenges our typical views on Christian discipleship, particularly how we view possessions and wealth:
Today there are still two kinds of disciples — one who gives up his income and possessions to further the cause in full-time ministry, and one who earns an income to generously support the same cause. (We should be careful not to discourage one another from either of these callings.)
There is not, however, a third kind of disciple, who does whatever he or she feels like with money and possessions and fails to use them for the kingdom. Such people are common today, but by New Testament standards they are not disciples.
(emphasis in original).