Check out the Full Spiritual Mentoring Series
Part 1- How to Find a Spiritual Mentor
Part 2- How to Become a Spiritual Mentor
Part 3- What is Mentoring & How to be a Mentor
Part 1: How to Find a Spiritual Mentor
Probably just like you, I want to grow in wisdom. I want to be a godly old lady who is full of wisdom. But the law of entropy says things go from order to disorder. So naturally, you and I will not automatically become wise, godly old ladies. Naturally, we will become less patient, less kind, less wise unless... Unless we continually walk with and desperately depend on Jesus who renews our Spirit inwardly day by day. And unless we feed our souls with good things. Not the junk food of society, being discipled by Hollywood and it's sitcoms. But by the pure milk of the Word of God and by wisdom of strong believers.
The Lord is very clear in scripture that wisdom is something that comes through intentionally searching for it. It's not something we are born with or that happens to fall in our lap. We have to be diligent to seek it out. Finding a mentor is a good way to grow in wisdom and fill our souls with truth.
4 Benefits of Having a Mentor
1. They see differently than you. The Lord gives each person different experiences in life which enables each to experience the Lord and His character in different ways. Because of everyone's different filter of how the Lord has revealed Himself, often times others can see your circumstances through a different lens. They are able to see outside of your desires, perspective and emotions. Therefore they are able to offer you non-bias counsel.
2. They can encourage and affirm you, seeing more in you than you see yourself. At times it can be hard to see our own strengths. A good mentor is able to see the strengths and gifts the Lord has put in you and is able to encourage, affirm and draw those out.
3. They can push you more than you would push yourself. Because a mentor can see your strengths and has affirmed those in you, they also have vision of what you're capable of that perhaps you don't think you are. They can call you to greatness and hold you accountable in your areas of weakness.
4. He who walks with the wise grows wise. You become like who you spend time with. Enough said.
So, it's a good thing to have a mentor, but how do we go about getting or finding one?