Find A Mentor; Become A Mentor

“The works that I do [you] will do also.”                 John 14:12 NKJV

Jesus was the perfect mentor.  He told His disciples, “The works that I do [you] will do also.”  If you want to reach the fullness of your God-given potential, ask God for the right mentors.  You will always go further with a good mentor coaching and pushing you.  Some mentors are given for a short season, others for a lifetime, so you must know the difference.

How do you recognize a mentor?  In eight ways.  The credo of the true mentor is this: (1) I am willing to spend the time it takes to build a close relationship with the learner.  (2) I commit myself to believing in the potential of the learner; to telling them the exciting future I see ahead for him or her; to visualizing and verbalizing the possibilities for his or her life.  (3) I am willing to be vulnerable and transparent before the learner.  I’m willing to share not only my strengths and successes, but also my weaknesses, failures, brokenness, and sins.  (4) I am willing to be honest yet affirming in confronting the learner’s errors, faults, and areas of immaturity.  (5) I am committed to standing by the learner through trials–even trials that are self-inflicted as a result of ignorance or error.  (6) I am committed to helping the learner set goals for his or her spiritual life, career, or ministry, and to helping the learner dream his or her dream.  (7) I am willing to objectively evaluate the learner’s progress toward his or her goal.  (8) Above all, I am committed to faithfully living out everything I teach.


This message taken from: Daily Devotional – The Word For You Today