I have a question for you … do you have a mentor?
If you don’t, have you ever thought about getting one? If you do, what has your experience been like?
I just asked someone if she would be interested in mentoring me. We met recently in a small group study we were doing together and I quickly realized we have a lot in common. I’ve prayed for a mentor for years but until now, nothing has worked out. As our study was ending, I felt the urging to pursue this idea again. I’m very excited that things seem to be falling into place now.
Like I mentioned yesterday, I’m the oldest of four kids. For as long as I can remember, I’ve craved someone to fill that “older sister” role in my life. Someone that I could go to for advice or encouragement or accountability. Someone to share my struggles or fears or doubts with. Someone willing to share their life and experiences with me.
So we’re going to start meeting together and I’m wondering what this mentoring thing looks like for other people. How often do you meet? How structured is it? What kinds of things do you talk about? How has it helped you?
I realize that each mentoring relationship is probably unique in how it works, but this is something that I’ve desired for so long and I desperately want this to succeed.
I heard recently about this book on mentoring, which I’m going to read. But I’d love any thoughts you have to share as well.