Have you had an influential person in your life – one that stood by you, believed in you, built into you, maybe even helped shape your spiritual development and affirm you? I have. In Season 1 Episode 5 – Mentors and Their Impact, I speak about mentors who have impacted me for Christ and I am fortunate to have such men in my life. I speak to the committed role of a mentor, not a chance relationship with someone we look up to or who possesses a business skill or talent we want. Rather, it is an intentional relationship with someone whose values, spiritual maturity, and life skills we not only admire but they agree to this Christ-centered role in our lives and hold us accountable even when it may not be wanted or convenient.
I think men and women alike can benefit from this discipline. Many think it’s a one way effort and just refrain from the whole idea or we excuse ourselves because we aren’t “perfect”. In reality as you will see, properly executed, it is of great benefit to both the mentee and the mentor. Mentors and their impact has great potential for godly relationships. If you don’t have a mentor, pray and ask. If you don’t have a mentee, prayerfully identify potential candidates and explore possibilities. If you have one of either, or both, consider yourself blessed and encourage others to follow your example. The planned interview was not able to make it for podcast, so when it is available, it will be posted as part 2 to this episode.
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A helpful book mentioned in the podcast that I have used and highly recommend is Seeking Him: Experiencing the Joy of Personal Revival. Though not discussed in detail here, it will either be reviewed or the subject matter of a future podcast.