Jonathan Edwards rightly taught, if we idolize someone, eventually we demonize them. Young leaders long for mentors because they think somewhere out there, there’s a person who knows everything that needs to be known about ministry, work, or life. This is usually out of a fear of mistakes rather than a desire for fruitfulness. Don’t forget that all humans are flawed and failed sinners. This myth is dangerous because it sets up a mentor to be functional savior. Don’t think one person, other than Jesus, can fix everything. Stop pursuing the mentor myth, have mentors, pursue wisdom, and put together your bullpen this week.
Who can you be learning from?
Who can you ask to form a strategic relationship for timely wisdom?
Are you disappointed with having just one mentor?
Which slots in your bullpen need to be rotated or filled? Christian doctor, financial consultant, business leaders, men and women who have gone before you?
Stop pursuing the mentor myth. Have mentors. Pursue wisdom & put together your bullpen. #e412
If we idolize someone, eventually we demonize them. #e412
Often, we set up mentors as functional saviors. Jesus is our only savior. #e412
Better then a mentor, are mentors. As you will inherit both their strengths and weaknesses. #e412
Just because people serve God and are used in a big way doesnt mean everything they have to teach you is good. #e412