Cleaning Fish – Best Practices
Be a Mentor – Part 1
Scripture Reading: 2 Timothy 2:1-7
Key verse: 2 Timothy 2:2
And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others.
Most of us know that the Apostle Paul was a mentor to young Timothy. Timothy was becoming a great leader in the early churches because of the verbal instructions, as well as the modeling that Paul did in Timothy’s presence!
The third “best practice” for discipleship that I want to highlight is mentoring. When a mature believer carefully models and takes time in a new believer’s life to explain Christ like living, it is a powerful tool for making fully devoted Christ followers. Would you consider being a mentor? It’s not necessary to announce your intentions and make a big deal of your decision. You can simply go do it by prayerfully finding a new believer and slowly develop a friendship with them. If the friendship doesn’t grow with some effort on your part, it’s possible this person is not the right one for you—at least for now.
I’m sure you are asking if you are qualified to be a mentor; good question. Are you practicing good spiritual disciplines, such as daily prayer and Bible study? Have you gained victory over the obvious sins of the flesh and are you walking in purity each day? If so, you are probably ready to be a mentor. Mentors are not perfect; simply obedient and faithful!
Father, I am willing to mentor a new believer. Guide me to the right person and use my life to disciple them. In Jesus’ name, amen.