“Where there is no guidance people fall,

but in abundance of counselors there is victory.”  (NASB)

 Proverbs 11:14

John Bass, one of our business leaders, shared this, “If I involve my mentor, it is easier to stay on target because he will hold me accountable.”  Mentorship is defined by Wikipedia as “a personal developmental relationship in which a more experienced or more knowledgeable person helps to guide a less experienced or less knowledgeable person.”  

What are some thoughts in choosing your mentors?

1. More than one mentor is better as the Scripture says, “in abundance of counselors there is victory.”

2. Make a list of those who are both knowledgeable and full of wisdom

that you would want on your list.

3. Pray over the list, specifically asking God to show you whom to ask.  “The mind of man plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps (NASB).”  Proverbs 16:9

4. A mentor is a powerful roll model, therefore look for someone of

great character who does what he says he will do.

5. Look for mentors who are creative, honest, empathetic, authentic and faith builders.

6. Be forever grateful for the mentorship so that your mentors are not taken for granted.