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Monday, December 29, 2008

Mentoring Growth Spurt

I've been mentoring a particular young lady for a little over a year now. We've had some great talks over the last sixteen months and have hopefully grown together as mentor/mentee. My responses to her are always based upon God's Word laced with my experiences in life. I always end our times together with my please call me if you need me phrase.

She rarely would call for help. I'd get texts and calls just to say
hi but nothing too intimate. Then it happened.

She called me crying.

We hit a mentoring growth spurt, if you will. While I was sad that she was in tears, I found myself smiling that we'd finally made this breakthrough. Because while she's a strong gal in the Lord, she's still in need of guidance.


I write this to tell you that things take time. Rebuilding trust takes time. Finding faithful friends takes time. Developing a healthy marriage takes time. Allowing God to mold you into the person He wants you to be takes time.

I don't want you to give up. Neither does Paul.
Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:12-14
Where does God want you to press on in your life? Do it. I promise you won't be disappointed.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Lori@EnjoyThe Process said...

Very timely! Thank you!

December 29, 2008 at 9:05 PM  
Blogger Denise said...

Bless you.

December 29, 2008 at 10:10 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Wow, thanks ~ this is really a part of what I'm processing right now and I appreciate the encouragement.

December 29, 2008 at 11:12 PM  
Blogger L Harris said...

Thanks. Calling a friend now.

December 30, 2008 at 12:54 PM  

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