A Mentor Relationship
The Choice – Part 2
Scripture Reading: Acts 16:1-5
Key Verse: Acts 16:3
Paul wanted to take him along on the journey, so he circumcised him because of the Jews who lived in that area, for they all knew that his father was a Greek.
Yesterday’s devotional described the two levels of mentoring—those that happen naturally and those by choice. It is those that come by intentional decisions that I want to focus on today.
If you are a new believer and are considering seeking a mentor, here are a few suggestions. Go to your pastor and have a discussion about your desire for a mentor. He may be able to help you find a good fit for where you are in your journey with God. Secondly, go about this process slowly, allowing time to really find a good fit. I would suggest having coffee with the person you are considering, without announcing your intentions. If you immediately say that you are looking for a mentor, it will create pressure on whether to choose the person or not. You might get a sense that the first person you talk to isn’t who God has for you. A good mentoring relationship will have a good feel and inner peace for you.
When you do feel comfortable with a person, obviously you need to ask for a slice of their time. Be sensitive to that issue, most people feel their time is valuable; don’t presume they should say yes simply because you ask. Give the person time to pray about it as you have. (Continued)
Father, I want to grow strong in my walk with you! If there is a person that you could use to help me, please guide me to that person. In Jesus’ name, amen.