31 Days of Seeing God in the Mess of Real Life, Blog

Day 23 -who is your mentor?


I have been listening to a great podcast by Jeff Goins called The Portfolio Life and was intrigued with an particular interview with Lewis Howes where he talks about having mentors.

Having a mentor has been one of the top 5 prayer requests for the past couple of years.

I would love to have someone to bounce ideas off – someone a bit further down the same track that I am on.

I want my mentor to inspire, guide and encourage me on the journey.

Lewis Howes said an interesting thing about how to gain a mentor. He said that you need to serve your mentor.

If you find ways to help and serve your potential mentor – they will more open to investing their time into serving you.

You know, I had such a selfish view of mentoring – all one sided – on my side of course.

Then I asked myself the question – who is the perfect mentor?


Someone who knows….

  • me – my personality, strengths and weaknesses
  • my family background – my current situation
  • all the possible opportunities out there for me to shine
  • the right time to act
  • all the steps to successfully start and complete a project
  • how to inspire and motivate me

Wow – where can I find such an amazing mentor? This person has to be all seeing and all knowing.

Then God hit me over the head – well whispered in my ear. What about my Spirit?

It dawned on me that I don’t really truly have a close mentoring type relationship with His Spirit.

The whole idea of His Spirit coming to live inside humans is to mentor them until the last day.

God’s Spirit knows ALL of the above list. Hands Down, right?

Why don’t we operate a mentoring relationship with God’s Spirit?

I have to ponder this question so more.

Maybe it’s because we don’t serve (a.k.a. worship) Him in our daily lives?

Maybe it’s because we don’t view the Spirit as a living dwelling mentor?

I know that I am definitely guilty of both reasons.

But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name , He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you. John 14:26

Dear God

Sorry for not seeing your Spirit as my indwelling mentor.

Please help me today to see you working in my life as my mentor.

Please help me to serve and worship you in my thoughts, words and actions today

In the name of Jesus , Amen so be it.

I would love to hear how you discover God in your messy real everyday life too – please leave a comment

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