Article Library of Christian Thoughts · August 23, 2017
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What is Mentoring?
To achieve high success in life, you need: 1. A clear understanding of the world you live in. 2. An understanding of how top gain the edge you need to successfully compete. 3. The development of a positive attitude - an essential for success.

What is Mentoring?

To achieve high success in life, you need:                                                                                      

  • A clear understanding of the world you live in.
  • An understanding of how top gain the edge you need to successfully compete.
  • The development of a positive attitude - an essential for success.

Mentoring prepares you for the role God has ordained for your life.

  • It is a serious, practical, and highly effective way of reaching goals that you set for yourself.
  • It is Highly Specialized and tailored to the individual's unique assets and needs.

 

A Mentor is:

  • That individual you choose whom you believe is best able to help you develop your highest potential in life, in Christian Ministry, or in a Secular Career.
  • One who teaches and coaches
  • A wise and trusted Counselor or Teacher
  • An influential Senior Supporter or Sponsored
  • Is not intimidated by Protégés, gifting and talents
  • Is assigned to provoke them to enhance maximum potential

 

Greek Roots of Mentor:

  • Mentos - Intent, purpose, spirit , passion
  • Mantar- One who thins
  • Mon-i-tor - One who admonishes causative form of base which causes "Men to Think"

 

Qualities of a Mentor:

 

  • Mentoring involves the leader (known as the Mentor) pouring his life into his protégé, thus transferring his spirit, or committing to faithful men the task of stewarding the mysteries of the Kingdom of God.

o   Mentors can be identified because they possess the following qualities:

1.      They are Role Models. "Not because we have not power, but to make ourselves an example unto you to follow us" (2 Thessalonians 3:9).

2.      They are self-managed and managers of others. "One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall hw take care of the Church of God)" (1Timothy 3:4,5)

3.      They are fatherly.  "So now it was not you that sent me [Joseph] hither, but God; and he hath made me a father to Pharaoh, and Lord of all his house, and a ruler throughout all the land of Egypt" (Genesis 45:8).

 

4.      They are patient and tolerant of mistakes, because they realize the time continuum involved in producing a mature leader.

 

5.      They are led by the Spirit. "For as many are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God" (Romans 8:14).

 

6.      They give life-changing counsel in practical form.  "Night and day praying exceedingly that we might see your face, and might perfect that which is lacking in your faith" (1 Thessalonians 3:10).

 

7.      They are experts in the Ministry of encouragement. "Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus" (2 Timothy 2:1).  "…the tongue of the wise is health" (Proverbs 12:18).

 

8.      They help their Disciples set goals that will challenge them.

 

9.      As a Father in the faith, they will render financial assistance when warranted by the Holy Spirit. Sometimes, however, our Heavenly Father desires to bring prospective leaders to a higher level of faith.

 

10.  They expose their trainees to new orbits of Ministry, books, and literature that contain insights foreign but beneficial to them.

 

11.  In the timing of God, they co-minister with emerging leaders to allow trainees to share in the honor and stability of a well known Ministry.

 

12.  Mentors are prime catalysts in leadership development.

 

13.  Through relating with a mentor, the trainee can learn valuable lessons that took the mentor many years and much pain to learn.

 

14.  Sometimes mentors are referred to as coaches, because they compel their players (their trainees) to do what they want them to do so they can achieve their goals.

 

15.  Most mentors believe that the most important things are caught in a relationship setting rather that taught.

 

16.  Since mentors are specialists in relationships, their protégés advance primarily through the assimilation of truth and life exemplified in the mentor through the medium of a soul-bonding relationship over a period of time.

 

17.  Infants need nourishment for growth, but adults in the Lord demonstrate their maturity by output patterned after the life of their Mentor.

Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding. For I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not my law.  For I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not my law.  For I was my Father's son, tender and only beloved in the sight of my Mother.  He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words: Keep my commandments, and live.  Get wisdom, get understanding; forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth.

                                                            {Proverbs 4:1-5}

 

           

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