Cheryl and I were discussing the need for mentoring recently. She was talking about getting older women to mentor younger women. I like the concept. I think it’s a great example of Biblical discipleship.
Then Cheryl said something that caught my attention. She said, “Everyone thinks they need a mentor, so they don’t think they can be one.”
I think she’s right. She’s right on both accounts. It seems to be true for men too.
Everyone probably does need a mentor. Mentors help shape our life. I’ve written extensively about the subject. (Find some of those posts HERE.)
Yet, the fact that they do makes people think they can’t be one.
But, everyone can also be a mentor.
You too can be a mentor.
You’ve learned some things in life. You’ve gained some experience. You have some things to share with others. There are others who can learn from you.
In my experience, its often when I start investing in others that I stumble into the help I need from others.
Try it. Find someone to mentor today.
Have you ever been a mentor? Tell me about your experience.