Ruth & Naomi are good examples of what a godly mentor can be. A mother-in-law who loves the Lord and follows Him will be the best role model a daughter-in-love will ever have.
Mentoring happens all around us every day. Mentoring is a process of opening and sharing our lives with another woman for the purpose of helping her grow spiritually and emotionally Mentoring does not mean controlling their lives. It means, “How can I help you?”.
Mentors invest in others as Christ’s ambassadors, one life at a time. They do not have to be perfect or have all the answers. They do need to take the risk to get involved in someone’s life to encourage them to trust the Lord with all areas of their lives.
Jesus, our master, mentor, is involved in our lives. He feels our pains and knows our joys. As mentors, we are not taking the place of Jesus, but we can share our story that God is orchestrating in our lives. Our journey is not always smooth, in fact, expect suffering in this world. But, in our suffering we can glorify our Heavenly Father while we share with the woman/women God brings into our lives. Remember this, “God makes no mistakes”!!
We all have gone through many changes: possibly a career change, marriage, have children/grandchildren, menopause, retired, suffered an illness, grieving the death of a loved one, and the list goes on.
Maybe you have experienced being new to a group and not knowing where you fit in. The Lord brings mentors into our lives to help us connect, and then uses us to mentor others. Be intentional and watch for the women who need our help and put your heart out there to minister to them.
With every change we go through and every experience we have, the Lord prepares us to be mentors and gives us an opportunity to share God’s love for them.
You may be the only one who speaks into their lives about Jesus!!!!
A Servant of the Lord and a Friend of Keswick
On behalf of America’s Keswick, have a blessed Independance Day! Praise God for our freedom and most of all our freedom through HIM.