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Finding the right Spiritual Mentor
Finding a Mentor in life is important. Finding a Spiritual Mentor will require some discernment.
Every morning start your day by spending regular time with God. In prayer over meditation, ask for wisdom, ask for guidance.
During the trials of life, an experienced mentor can guide you. They listen. They offer advice.
God wants the best for your life. Listen to His faithfulness.
A spiritual mentor is someone who has wisdom beyond their years. A person who is seasoned in faith with a walk of integrity. An older adult or maybe the elder of the family, may be that spiritual mentor.
The Bible conveys to us that Timothy was Paul’s protégé, a young man mentored by a man seasoned in faith. Timothy was taught by Paul to lead a life that pursues righteousness, godliness, faith, love, and the gentleness that is fitting for a man of God.
Mentoring is nothing new, it is expected of us. The Great Commission Matt. 28:16-20 calls us to be spiritual leaders.
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” - Matt. 28:19-20
This is not a suggestion, it is a command.
The Best Mentor
Real mentoring begins with a deep faith.
It knows no bounds, it casts down evil, hatred, and untruths. A spiritual mentor is not afraid of the truth.
They know the fruits that it produces, they walk in faith.
This mentor is the most important of all mentors because their leading, their direction, their truths may lead you towards eternity.
Beware of False Teachers.
“Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them." -Matthew 7:15-20
Every day in life we experience situations that will require discernment. We are naïve to think we know everything. Trust your instincts. Open your heart to let someone else teach you and show respect to this person.
The best mentor you could ever choose is Jesus Christ. His instruction is found in truth. A truth that will set you free.
Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. - Romans 12:2
Never Let Go
The Importance of Mentoring
The role of a mentor provides instruction and shares knowledge with others. Believing and hoping in another individual will produce great blessings in each life. Be a role model, be a friend, be a mentor. A mentor and their protégé will find lessons to learn in the process.
If you sense failure, you may tend to give up, but don’t. It just may be the person you are trying to mentor is not the right fit. There are others to mentor, so don’t give up on your mentoring ability.
Positive influences in this life are necessary. People who have wisdom to share can be a mentor to another.
Start a mentoring program of your own.
On a personal statement, I have been inspired by this Hub Community. Many of the individuals who have encouraged me to keep writing and have shared their knowledge here on Hub-pages, I consider to be some great mentors.
Hub Mentors are recognized. In the true spirit of mentoring, I'd like to honor them here.
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