Every one is on a journey. We are either farther along the faith walk than someone else, or someone in our life is farther along than we are. Jesus went about His Father’s business in a non-hurried lifestyle, with a come-as-you-are approach. I believe mentoring should be the same.
I am very thankful for women in my life who have mentored me along the way. These women did so without frills, checklists, or a “how to” booklet. They have simply been leaders in my life by their own example of Faith Walking.
My grandmother was a woman who mentored in her own way. She let me “help” her in the kitchen when baking cakes and cookies, she let me set the Sunday lunch table with her fine china and silver. She spanked me if I needed it and wasn’t afraid to tell on me if I had misbehaved in any way. She made me clothes and afghans from her skilled fingers. I didn’t realize how much I took for granted when I was a small child and young woman with the gift of my grandmother.
God knows exactly what you need in your life to help you
become more like Jesus.
She was punky, feisty at times and more than ornery (speaking the truth in love here…) She loved as best she could from the resources of love she had within her. If I could go back in time, I would speak more words of appreciation to her for the love she gave to me and others.
Flawed that she was (who isn’t?) she did the best she could to be loving and kind, demonstrating service to others.
Memories of my grandmother inspire me to invest in the lives of others around me. Women who are younger and just beginning to walk in faith, women who are young mothers, frazzled with the endlessness of laundry and little people, women who are struggling with depression, hurt, anxiety and overwhelmed by life. I want to invest in women around me. I have been blessed by women who have quietly mentored me along the way and I pray to be a blessing to others.
If you want to know more about mentoring, Nancy Leigh DeMoss has a great article on her site, Revive Our Hearts.
Who has quietly mentored you on your journey? Please comment below and let us know how you have been mentored and how you mentor others in your life.
Ask God Today Ministries has decided to make a difference in as many seniors’ lives as possible. We will be collecting items that elderly persons may need in “Senior Bags of Love,” which we will be distributing in the inner city of Spartanburg County in December to selected number of people in need, and we could use your help.
Here’s what we’re looking for to get started:
Shoes of all sizes
You can mail items to:
C/O ASK GOD TODAY MINISTRIES
P.O. Box 161625,
Boiling Springs, SC 29316