Find one! Be one!
Updated: Jan 25, 2019
In a world of virtual EVERYTHING and constant rush, impersonal is vogue.
These realities tend to develop in us an attitude of “NEEEEXT!” and “Hurry along quickly, please”. This inevitably morphs into pulling away and many times avoiding face face communication, which are all less demanding level of personal interaction.
Yes, relationships are hard, messy and challenging. But, thank heavens that Jesus chose to come down to walked this earth to interact with messy people like us. He could have dropped a book, a tweet or text from the sky and kept it impersonal.
Throughout the scriptures we are encouraged to cry with those who cry, to laugh with those who laugh, to listen empathetically and to be vulnerable. This can only be accomplished if we choose to be involved in someone’s life or they in ours. Furthermore, the writers of
Romans 1:11-12, 2 Timothy 2:2, 2 Timothy 1:13 urge their disciples to engage and pour into the people around them. Another word for these purposeful interactions is…..to mentor or to disciple.
Mentoring and discipling are a funny thing, because people don’t just magically appear at our door step begging for it. It requires us to go and find them! Finding not just those we pour into, but also those that we allow to pour into us. In other words, find one and be one! This of course requires integrity on both parts but that’s another topic for another day.
Finding one and being one entails carefully brainstorming names of women who could fit either role, breaking the ice by inviting them to coffee, asking them if they would be willing, both committing to meeting on a regular basis and, most importantly, strategically conversing about important areas of your lives.
Would you be brave enough to ask a Godly woman to purposefully pour into your life?
Would you do the same for someone?
Jesus purposely found, fed and fought for those he discipled and then they in turn did the same for others. As we live life side by side, lets bravely and purposefully continue to do as Jesus did....
“You have heard me teach things that have been
confirmed by many reliable witnesses. Now teach
these truths to other trustworthy people who will
be able to pass them on to others.” 2Timothy 2:2
A LITTLE EXTRA
Books: Tools for Mentoring