The Ultimate Mentor

Posted: October 1, 2014 in psalms

This is probably one of those posts where I would be grateful for the mentors that God has given me. There are mistakes we could have avoided if we simply learned how to listen to mentors that God has given. It would be pretty much convenient if we have a mentor for our finances, another for our love life, one more for our spiritual walk. There are times I would hear of the statement, “but I don’t have a mentor”. It is not easy to match up with a person, to be able to confide and say things that are confidential, and it is hard to come to a point of trusting because of our baggages in life. Questions on trust comes up every now and then. However, the psalmist knew who the ultimate mentor is. He knew where to find instruction, where to be able to focus his attention on. Consider what the psalmist said…

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.
Do not be like the horse or the mule,
which have no understanding
but must be controlled by bit and bridle
or they will not come to you.
Psalm 32:8-9

God is the ultimate mentor. He gave us His word for us to study, to read, to reflect on. We have to spend time talking to Him. Listening to what He has to say. Similarly, we may find ourselves in awkward situations, but in the area of mentoring, we allow ourselves to come to a point of trusting, trust the Lord because of who He is.

I remember a conversation with one of my teachers. I once told him, “Pastor, I’m scared that I am not being fed.” He replied by saying, “what do you mean by you are not being fed? Aren’t you doing your devotions?”

Sometimes, we look for people to feed us, we forget to feed ourselves when the food is right in front of us, The Bible.

If you don’t have a mentor, pray that God would give you one. In the meantime, soak yourself with the ultimate mentor. He not only give good advice, He knows where we are supposed to go.

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