Wednesday, July 17, 2013

THANKFUL THURSDAY...I am a mentor!

When I mention the word "mentor", alot of people automatically think of someone who is older. Mentoring seems to be something that most of us think we are not old enough or wise enough to do.

But I disagree with that thinking. When you think about it, no matter what age you find yourself, all of us, yes, all of us I say, are older (and wiser) than someone. Whether you are 80 or 18, everyone has someone younger than them that needs a good role model to follow after.

I have had many godly role models in my life. Former pastor wives, Sunday school teachers and godly women like my grandmother. And likewise, my young daughter at the age of 17 also is a role model to many of the young girls at church and also to her little neice at age 2. All of us can pour into someone and we all need to know that someone is watching and learning from us. One way or another, either in a negative way or a positive way, we all have people following us.

It is my prayer that I can pour into someone that would make a difference for eternity. It isn't enough to just be "older" or even "wiser", we must all be led by the Spirit.

“I thought, ‘Age should speak; advanced years should teach wisdom.’ But it is the spirit in a person, the breath of the Almighty, that gives them understanding.” -Job 32:7-9

It is the Holy Spirit that gives us wisdom and discernment. May we all lead by the Spirit, for without it, nothing we say, nothing we do will be worth following.

Today is THANKFUL THURSDAY and I am grateful not only for the great mentors who have molded my life, but I am also grateful for the opportunities that God has given me to invest in others. What are you thankful for today, please link up with us below....


Denise said...

congrats my friend. I know you will be a wonderful mentor.

bp said...

Thanks for hosting this month! Have a good day!

Heather said...

Love this,Laurie! It's so true too. Thank you for sharing your thoughts!

Kimberly A Edwards said...

Thank you, Laurie. I'm on my last couple weeks of finishing Life Coach training. We learn the difference between Therapist, Mentor and Life Coach. Mentoring is a noble thing. And yes, I agree we all have been a role model for somebody younger than we are, no matter how old we are.

Happy Weekend