Saturday, July 05, 2008

Do you have a godly (woman) mentor in your life? If so, describe your relationship with her… If you don’t have a mentor, would you like one and what would you hope to gain from the relationship?

I don't have one. I have examples of godly women in my life, but no one in a mentoring relationship, per se. I think I would like to have one. I would hope to gain wisdom, spiritual maturity, accountability in reading the Word, having quiet time with the Lord and of course, accountability in prayer, growing in prayer, too. I see people model these things somewhat, but not in a personal, mentor relationship type way, if that makes sense.

How do you find a mentor? I would rack up major dork points if I asked someone to mentor me and they said, "I don't have time." Or "Sure!" and then never followed through. Something to ponder...

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Edie said...

Hi Laurie Ann - I don't really have a mentor either but I do have some godly friends who have offered good counsel at times. I would say, ask God to bring you a mentor and get in a small group Bible study or something like that where you can get to know some godly women. Our womens' SS class has really grown very close and very supportive of each other.
Blessings to you...

Shabby Olde Potting Shed said...

Hey Laurie Ann,
I think Edie is right... you pray for one/or some and God will deliver. After I sat and really thought about it, I KNOW all my Sisterchicks are my mentors. I have incredible Godly friends who steer me in the right direction, cheering me on... ~I will pray you find some too...I just read through your blog and WOW... what a blessing YOU must be for others! I'm guessing your friends would say YOU are "their" mentor. ;)
God bless you!

LAURIE said...

Laurie Ann,
Not too long ago I had the honor of teaching on this very subject at a womens retreat. One way is to "ask" but I think the best way to find a Mentor is to first pray about it and ask God to lead you to that mentoring relationship you seek and then just begin making relationships with some women and you might be surprised who God will put in your path ... they may become your personal mentor and not even know it. I will pray for you to find this special relationship with someone. You might start looking in the "young at heart" group at your church ( the older, seasoned women) many of whom are starving for a lunch date once in awhile.... -Blessings, Laurie

Tracy Berta-daughter to the King, wife, mother, speaker, writer said...

Laurie Ann,

Thanks for your kind comments!

Like the comments before me, I, too, would encourage to ask God to bring a mentor in your life!

And, as far as "the dork points..."- I think any woman would be honored to be asked such a request. And...if she truly didn't have time and declined, then that isn't a reflection of you..she just doesn't have time. Trust God- He will bring a mentor/mother...that is why He instructs older women in Titus 2!

Blessings, my friend!

I look forward to reading your blog more and getting to know you better. I have added your link in my favorites.

Sam said...

Hi, I know exactly what you mean about feeling as though you'd be racking up major dork points if someone you asked turned you down because they didn't have time. But then again, would they be the kind of person that you'd like to have as a mentor?

Sometimes I think that what happens is that you become friends with someone and then a few years down the line realise that they are in fact a mentor.

I am not too keen on the word mentor myself as I have trouble questioning a teacher, so I prefer that they be friends.

Dawn said...

You know I think a mentor finds you or I think mine found me. She came into my life when I needed a Christian role model. I lived in Baton Rouge and she was my Sunday School teacher and before I knew it I called her my Baton Rouge Mom. I still keep in touch with her but there was a time in my life that it never failed...she always knew when I needed that phone call with just the right words to say.

I hope you had a wonderful 4th of July weekend!!!

sharon said...

Hi Laurie Ann,

Finding a mentor is no easy task. Maybe I'm really not in a position to say that as I haven't even searched for one; I have my mum and she has been enough for me. But I suppose a person can't have too many mentors right? And anyway, I'm far from home now so maybe I'll join you and pray for one too.

Cristine said...

I'm so with you on this one. Loved the "major dork points" comment.