This is day seven and the final day of the Mentor Survey findings.
The question: As you were seeking to find a mentor, what characteristics were you looking for in a woman who would invest in you?
Much insight has been given from the hearts of these young women representing the age group ranging from twenty-five to forty.
MT SAYS – “Characteristics I look for in a mentor: Honesty. Someone who will tell me not what I want to hear, but what is true. Someone who always seeks and encourages reconciliation. Someone who encourages me to pray and seek the Lord for an answer ininstead of simply giving me one.”
What does it take for us to offer this to a younger woman?
It takes a personal growing relationship with God. An understanding that Jesus died in order to reconcile us to Himself.
A woman who is at home in her relationship with God will have something to offer because of that relationship. A friend said to me many years ago…you eat a bit of the Word, and then you give it away. The simplicity of the sharing gospel-centered life is found in understanding all we have to offer another is what God Himself pours into us.
And it is sufficient.
The women we have heard from will settle for nothing less than uncompromising authenticity. I dare say they speak for many in their generation.
Tempted daily by the life this world offers at the touch of a remote control, or the flip of a magazine page. Disconnected and isolated in many ways from one on one relationship due in part to the increased overstimulation of social media and technology. Young women today long for real relationship that leads to a very real God. They yearn to know how to live in a way that the gospel comes to life. And they do not want to do it alone.
How have these young women’s words impacted you?
What will you do in response to what you have heard?
Please share your heart.
Beginning this month I will be offering a book giveaway!
I recently finished reading Kisses from Katie – The story of a young woman who has surrendered her life to the Lord to live in the midst of what most of us would consider mind blowing circumstances. As she shares her story you will be drawn to her unwavering dependence on a very real God.
I will do a drawing on April 30th from all who leave comments on any of the seven days posts.
Click here to read day 1, day 2, day 3, day 4, day 5, and day 6