Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Mentoring

I have never considered myself a mentor because I always feel like I am being mentored by women much smarter and put together than myself. I am being mentored and I have a mutual mentorship with my accountability partner but I haven't consider myself a mentor.

God is really revealing this to be untrue. In recent days I have been a mentor to someone older than me and many younger than me. He has used mistakes of my past to mentor to young women who might make those same silly mistakes. He has used me to influence hurting people. He has revealed that there are younger women who are watching me stealthily, who see me as a mentor.

It’s been enlightening and scary at the same time. What a responsibility to know that they are watching me, my actions and my reactions. Gulp.

But the best thing that I can offer these women in mentorship is honesty. I don’t have it all together (you know that, you read my blog!) I make mistakes daily. I have ignored God in the past, and sometimes even in the present. I sin. I fail. But everything comes back to His Grace.

If that is the only thing they ever glean from watching me I would be satisfied.
Always,

1 comment:

Runningmama said...

It has been so much fun to "grow up" with you and see all the ways you have matured. It is so cool to imagine you mentoring other girls and women. God had already begun his work in you a long time ago (like when Savanah's bedroom was navy blue and had suns and stars all over, remember that??) I remember you girls sitting around and laughing and talking about everything under the sun. You always stuck together and encouraged each other. Who knew all of us daughters of single moms would turn out so well? God is good.