THE POWER OF MENTORINGMar 12, 2022 2022-03-08 20:04
THE POWER OF MENTORING
THE POWER OF MENTORING
Read: Titus 2:3-4
“The things you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others” (2 Timothy 2:2)
Mentoring is a developmental relationship in which a more experienced or more knowledgeable person helps to guide a less experienced or less knowledgeable person. The Mentor may be older or younger than the mentee, but mentors are usually experts in certain areas. Mentoring is biblical. Proverbs 9:9 “give instruction to a wise man and he will be still wiser, teach a righteous man and he will increase his learning. Titus 2:3-4 says “older women likewise are to be reverent in their behavior, not malicious gossips nor enslaved to much wine, teaching what is good so that they may encourage the young women to love their husbands, to love their children. Philippians 4:9 says, “whatever you have learned or received or heard from me or seen in me, put into practice”. 1 Corinthians 11:1 says, imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ.
Mentoring, if well deployed can advance your personal and professional life. A mentor can provide visibility and good contacts for career growth, spiritual guidance, platforms for exposure, opportunities for growth, sponsorship, coaching and sometimes financial assistance. They can also provide psychosocial functions such as confirmation, validation, acceptance, counselling, role modeling and friendship. You have a responsibility to be mentored and to mentor others. Mentoring is essential for posterity, for the future generations
However, there is a dark side of mentoring as mentees have been known to suffer different forms of abuse from their mentors including: stealing their ideas, giving wrong counsel, personality clashes, deception, and dysfunctional relationships. Not every successful person in your field is fit to be your mentor. Know yourself and know the kinds of people you can relate with at that level. Check out the person. Who has he or she mentored before? We all leave trails and footprints as we journey through life, so look for the footprints of your potential mentor.
IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Oke Chinye
Have you asked Jesus Christ to come into your heart?
He says in Mathew 11:28, “come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” He longs to give you rest.
Would you like to do so now? Here’s a prayer you can say:
Dear Jesus, I believe that You died to save me from all my sins. Today, I invite you into my heart and I accept you as my Lord and Saviour. Please forgive all my sins and help me to live my life for You.
If you prayed this prayer, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would love to pray with you personally and send you a copy of my book; ‘Living the Life’ to encourage you as you begin your new life in Christ.
I look forward to hearing from you.