Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Hebrews 11:1 (NKJV)
Throughout my life, I have received mentoring. My first mentors were my parents. They taught me several skills that I continue to use today, and are always there to provide me with guidance when I reach pivot points in my life. I have also had several mentors to guide me through career decisions, to support me in being strategic toward pursuing my aspirations, and helping to hold me accountable when I create strategies to move toward my vision. Overall, mentorship has been a blessing in my life.
What is a mentor? A mentor has qualities similar to that of a friend, provides advice, and tutoring about life, career, and personal goals. A mentor is a support to someone who is seeking growth and development in a certain area of life, whether professionally, personally, or spiritually.
If you are seeking mentorship, and find that my experiences are in alignment with your life intentions, feel welcome to contact me by completing the Mentorship Questionnaire below to discuss your interests and pricing.
Mentorship Excerpts from:
Becoming Un-Tangled: Eight Simple Strategies for Cleaning Up Your Life, Mind, and Habits
Throughout life, it is important to seek mentors to help you take inventory of your life, and support you in determining the next steps. Communing with your heart (Ecclesiastes 1:16) takes intentionality. Taking steps to look inward is a process and can be challenging. It is important to give yourself permission to do so in a safe way.
David communed with his heart during his prayers. For example, in Psalm 51 David recognized the thoughts and behaviors that were not healthy and acknowledged the changes he wanted in his life. David often sought counsel from God through prayer.
Jethro was Moses’ father-in-law who provided wise counsel (Exodus 18). When Jethro noticed Moses was getting weary from his work navigating the Israelite nation, he encouraged Moses to select and empower people to co-lead by fulfilling the daily responsibilities during the transition from captivity to freedom.
Eli was a priest and Samuel was his mentee (1 Samuel 3). One night an angel spoke to Samuel, yet he thought it was Eli. The angel spoke a second time, Samuel still unaware, again thought it was Eli. The angel then spoke a third time. Eventually, Eli gained clarity that it was God, so he provided Samuel with guidance in how to respond.
All these relationships show the impact of obtaining mentorship to aid in your life decisions. In moving forward, are there new behaviors you would like to practice? What steps can you take to be a good steward [manager] of your life?
Choose moments to examine your heart and determine if there are elements outside the will of God (Colossians 3:5, 8-9), and out of alignment with your intentions - your vision. Determine the ways of thinking and being (Colossians 3:12-27) that you would like to invest in to strengthen your life and relationships. Then, find mentorship to help support you through your growth process.