From time to time God brings someone in your life for a short period of time that will help you in specific ways. The central input of a counselor mentor is timely advice and impartial perspective on a view of circumstances, ministry or relationships. This mentor does not take the place of the discipler but will make special developmental contributions at appropriate times.
Moses was empowered as he took his father-in-law’s advice and applied it immediately. Thank God for wise and godly counsel. Not only was Moses relieved and more effective in his responsibilities, but the people and his family were blessed as well.
We are all responsible to God for our own decisions and to discern his will, but we are foolish to not take advantage of the experiences and wisdom of others in the process.
What about you? Do you have any people in your life like this? You may not be in a crisis or overwhelmed, but you are always making decisions and planning. Proverbs 15:22 tells us, “Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.”