THE ART OF MENTORING
Growing up as a child I struggled a lot with insecurity. And I’ll never forget, I had a mentor meet with me one day and he said, “Hey, how come when it’s just you and I, one-on-one, I get a different version of you than when we get out to a crowd and you become this shy, shell of a person.” And he said, “Man…who God’s called you to be is the same when it’s just me and you and when it’s whenever you’re in a group of people. You can be insecure in your own gifts and talents, but you cannot be insecure in who God’s made you to be. You are a child of God — you are made a child of God. He’s put something in you to say. He’s put a voice in your heart, he’s put a passion in your life. Step into that. Be aware of that at all times.”
I think mentorship is such a crucial thing and it’s not something you’ll accidentally find. You don’t accidentally find a mentor. You have to actually seek out a mentor. You have to find someone that’s further in life, that’s a few miles ahead in their journey; and then rattle their cage. Go say, “Hey, can I meet with you — twice a week, once a month.” Whatever it looks like. Whatever works for you and them. To just say, “I want to pick your brain about life. I want to tell you about what I’m going through and hear how someone who already is where I want to be would handle my situation. And again, that requires you to get out of your comfort zone because no one wants to go to someone and say, “Hey, make me better — help me be a better person.” But I think mentorship is so crucial because there will be times in your life when you’re going to come against something and you’re going to have no idea what the answer is. We’re all insecure, we all have our own hang-ups, but ultimately, I know who’s I am, and I know what God says about me, and I read about it in the Bible — which I encourage you to do. Read the Bible. If you want to know how God feels about you, read the Bible.
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