Mentored By Someone
We grow mentally and spiritually from what we learn, and so, of course, every learning opportunity is valuable; but if I could choose between being taught just to learn, and being taught with God-centered, mature leadership in the process, I’d choose to be mentored, believing God for an impartation of wisdom and lifestyle qualities from my teacher.
I believe Christian discipleship is precisely that way—mentorship with impartation, a critical part of Christian training with maturity the understood goal. I also believe it’s precisely the part needed to face hostility from the dark side and turn the tide of the resulting contest to positively impact dark areas in our culture.
That said, we need to acknowledge the blessing we have in seasoned, God-focused mentors. Compare their teaching to teaching with no study, and therefore nomention, of God’s Word, or prayer, or Christian principles, drawing instead from principles more humanistic than Christian, a situation in which “knowledge” may be the only fruit gained.
“Above all, take up the shield of faith.” Think of the shield as a word from God, able to quench Satan’s strategies and methods. Otherwise, weapons of resistance are limited to simply human attributes, like good thoughts, personal goodness, or elaborate, expensive human methods; unfortunately, when Satan comes to destroy,none of those work.
In the battle, it doesn’t matter who you are or where you live; it matters that you’re armed with the Word of God to resist any opposition to the word of the Lord. Today we need mature mentors who know to give God’s word first place every time and who mentor-teach others to do the same.
Romans 1:11 | Psalm 119:11 | Ephesians 6:16 |Verses@Once