You and I both need a mentor, a coach, someone who will speak truth to us. We need this in our lives. It’s a must as we navigate life and weigh our choices and decisions we have ahead of us.
All through out life we have mentors in our lives.
They may look like the coach you had during your younger years of soccer. It may look like the most loving teacher you had alongside you in your struggles with math. It may be that older neighbor that spoke truth to you in a way you had never heard it before.
This is a need. A must.
Why A Mentor?
As life happens, things come up, and questions are posed, and in turn, we need someone who will speak truth into us. To ask questions that make us think outside of ourselves. To realign ourselves when we have wandered from our goals, our purpose.
Even Jesus sought out guidance from his Father in Heaven. He asked questions, he aligned himself with truth, and ultimately was victorious in love because of it.
We must seek out those old, wiser, and more experienced than us to learn.
The Bible says in Proverbs. 25:12 (TEV)
We must align ourselves with an Elder at our church, a teacher of the word, someone who has lived the life we want. We need a Mentor.
How Do I Find One?
You find someone that is in the place you want to be, doing the things you want to do, and sit under them. Listen to their stories, their pain, their victories. And learn.
And then do.
I personally feel the Church has failed us men in this area. The Church should pair older and younger men together to grow one another and aid in the passing down of wisdom, truth, and love.
Ultimately this is on us, to reach out, to seek, and to find someone who is living how we want, and to come alongside and learn how to do life well.
The Lord has brought you healing in your life. Has transformed you and brought about authority in areas of your life. In those areas, you should be speaking to others about it. Others who are in that same situation that Lord has delivered you from.
So now it’s our turn to be the mentor. To speak truth. To speak of the authority God has given us, the healing we have received, the grace bestowed upon us. It is our calling as Christians to be like Christ, to come alongside those in pain, and speak love to them, to speak truth to them, and love them where they are. Right, where we have been before.
Lean in, and be teachable, so you can be a teacher for someone else who needs you!
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