by Jayme Hull| March 16, 2016
Let’s be honest. If this is the highest tech connected society with iphone, ipads and the Internet why do we still feel so disconnected, isolated and alone?
God never intended for us to do life alone.
Connecting with a mentor to walk alongside me changed my life forever and it can change your life too!
Finding a mentoring relationship is not just about us, but it is about God working in us for what He wants to do through us. How do you find a mentor? How can you develop a relationship and begin to watch God’s plan for you unfold?
“By connecting with a mentor, you can do the hard work now to discover who you are and what you want. You can explore your beliefs and what defines you. You can figure out where you came from and where you’re going.” Face To Face: Discover How Mentoring Can Change Your Life.
Two simple ways to begin a Mentoring Relationship:
- Step out. When I was seeking a mentor, I decided to step out and ask for help.
Ask someone to introduce you to someone that you can learn from and grow together. Someone further along the path in their faith and life experiences.
- Reach out. Meeting other Christians around you can sometimes be awkward and difficult but it is well worth our time.
Reach out to someone you already know and admire. Share your desire to learn from them and ask them to meet with you for coffee to discuss mentoring.
Faith involves risk taking. You and I must intentionally step out of our comfort zone and seek others in an authentic mentoring relationship.
First of all, be diligent to pray and ask for God’s guidance as you seek a mentor.
Ezra 10:4 “Get up…Be strong…Take action.”
God will lead you to the perfect relationship that will help you to grow and help you to discover your God-given calling. Don’t get discouraged. If you don’t find a mentor right away, trust that God has the situation under control and will lead you to the right person in his timing.
“Instead of waiting for someone to take you under their wing, go out and find a good wing to climb under.” Dave Thomas