“Gosh, life is a lot more complicated then I thought it would be. Reality really kicks in after college graduation,” she chuckled. “Honestly, I don’t have a clue what I’m doing and a lot of my perspectives about life and God are getting blown up. Sometimes I worry about what’s next and what the future looks like!” “I feel like my faith is unraveling at the seams. Can we talk?”
Can you relate to my friends’ words?
Could this be your conversation over a cup of coffee sitting at the local coffee shop with a Mentor?
Throughout my life, God has blessed me with godly women who have poured into my life and helped me “flesh” out the day-to-day realities of following Christ. I now have the privilege of mentoring women of all ages—from Millennials to empty nesters!
Do you have a mentor? Do you need a redo and a new perspective on life?
“Isaiah 43:19 “See I’m doing a NEW thing!”
Every time I sit down over a cup of coffee to listen to a woman’s story, I am reminded of this singular truth: We were created for face-to-face relationships, and without them, we cannot become who God created us to be.
A Mentor is someone who is further along in their walk with the Lord and willing to pour into your life. Your Mentor isn’t perfect. She has messed up and made mistakes but she is refreshed and forgiven. A mentor is willing to listen to your stories and share her own.
Everyone needs a redo at some point in their life. I know I do.
“If you stay in the word of God then you’ll get
a fresh leading of new things to share.”
Let’s look at 3 Ways a mentor can help you see things with a better perspective:
MENTORS LISTEN AND SHARE
Mentor: I’m listening. I hear your heart. You are not alone.
Mentor: Yes. My situation was completely different and yet I think I had some of the same questions about God and prayer like you are having right now.
(The mentor shares a short story from her life and they both discuss their thoughts on prayer. Does it really work? Can I really hear from God? and more)
MENTORS SHARE BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES THAT APPLY RIGHT NOW
Mentor: Let’s look at someone in scripture that prayed AND shows us their faith in a God who answers prayer.
Mentee: I’d like that. Help me to get back on the right path and learn to dig into Scripture.
(The Mentor shares a short scripture or Bible Story that reveals the power of prayer)
MENTORS SHARE UPLIFTING/ENCOURAGING ACTIVITIES TO APPLY TODAY
Mentor: You know, if you are interested, I’d love to share with you what I do when I don’t know how to pray and can’t understand the ways of God in a certain situation.
Mentee: I’m ready for a change and want your input! I need a new perspective and a refocus.
(The Mentor shares an easy 2 step activity or prayer to refocus the negative perspective to a positive godly perspective)
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Mentoring is the key we’ve been missing—the key that has the power to transform our lives and improving our perspective.
Finally, if you truly want to grow, you need another person to allow you to speak out what’s in your heart without criticizing. What decisions are you facing right now? Who can you turn to for wisdom and support? Today is a great day to begin praying for God to supply His divine selected mentor.
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