How does a woman find the right mentor, even when it seems none are available? Is it possible? Yes. When people are first introduced to mentoring they often think of one ideal mentor—a perfect model who can do everything. Then the pick-ens really do seem slim. Few of those exist. I believe that anyone can mentor, provided she has learned something from God and is willing to share with others what she has learned. As a Christ follower you can mentor others. Whatever God has given you that has helped you deepen your relationship with him, you can pass on to another. Introducing young believers to the basics of spoiritual growth is part of the discipleship process, which is the first and most basic type of mentoring.
In my life I have had many mentors that I have never even met. How is that possible? Reading about other believers, spiritual leaders, any person who made a difference, anyone who is doing what you would like to do, is another form of mentoring that you can take advantage of at any time. Observing the growth, struggles, responses, and decision making processes of those who are following Christ can provide insight, challenge and often practical help for your own situation. I became a Christian at 16 and read all the time. I still do. I don’t recall one time in my life where I have not had at least 3-4 books that I am working on. And I don’t mean fiction. When I was younger I would often contact the author to ask questions about what they had written. One of the first books I read after becoming a Christian was “Spiritual Leadership” by Oswald Sanders. It had a huge impact on my life and I was able to meet with him on two different occasions. The last time I saw him before his death, he was 86 and had over 20 speaking appointments for the week. Mr. Sanders was an incredible man of God and I gleaned tons from him that had a lasting impact on my life.
Who are you learning from? What books are you reading?