Friday, March 18, 2005


"Apply your heart to instruction and your ears to words of knowledge." Proverbs 23:12 (NIV)

As I wrote earlier in a previous post on mentoring, here is a good article with many links to the subject of mentoring by Stephen Caldwell. Stephen is one of my favorite authors and is one of the founders of The Life@Work Co.® which exists to blend biblical wisdom and business excellence.

"Mister, I ain't found nobody I want to be like!" -Response from an anonymous child when asked who he wanted to be like when he grew up.

If you're looking for the perfect person to be your Discipler, Teacher, Master, Tutor, Guardian, Guide, Father/Mother-figure, Trainer, Leader, Instructor, Counselor, Mentor, and/or Coach, then I've got some bad news for you. That person doesn't exist.

The disqualifier, of course, is the word "perfect." Aside from Jesus, no one meets that standard. Jesus should fill all those roles (Discipler, Teacher, Master, etc.) for us. We should never discount his ability to come along side us with the solutions to our problems, whatever they might be.

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