Mentoring Recap

Psalms 71:18 “Now also when I am old and grayheaded, O God, forsake me not; until I have shewed thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to every one that is to come.”
Our text today was David’s heart cry to God. He asked God to spear his life and stand by him till he is able to produce mentees who can continue from where he’ll stop. He seems to know about this chinese proverb, which says, “If you are planting for a year, plant grain. If you are planting for a decade, plant trees. If you are planting for a century, plant people.”
The greatest need of our world is that of quality mentors and mentees. Mentoring has been God’s pattern for rasing men, polishing their potentials and fanning it to flame. Friend, the pattern has not changed.
Barnabas mentored Paul and John Mark, Paul mentored his spiritual son Timothy. Paul also mentored Priscilla and Aquila, who in turn mentored Apollos.
If Barnabas had treated Apostle Paul like the other Apostles (Acts 9:26-31 & 11:25-30), we would probably not have had about 75% of the new testament and of course we would also have missed the book of Mark.
What ever you teach others, you will always remember. Teaching is actually a process of learning twice. No matter where you find yourself always endeavour to consciously pass the knowledge on.
One great attribute of a good mentor is the ability to give the mentees opportunity to grow. Jesus sent out the disciples in twos to let them have the required experience to grow. He also sent out the seventy and got feedbacks from them, helping them grow. Watchout for this trait in a mentor. Run from a mentor that want to keep you down and hide information from you.
Look for a mentor that is full of the Holy Spirit, have integrity, have faith and of course teacheable himself.
Above all, know that a mentor is human and is not perfect, so pick two things from him, what to do and what not to do!
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