Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | November 9, 2016

Facing Obstacles Bigger Than Yourself

nov-9“The things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.” 2 Timothy 2:2 (NASB)

She inspired, encouraged, and challenged me.  On rare occasions glimpses of her private life surfaced – her attitude on difficult days, interaction with her children, conflict with her husband, and many other real life situations.  Though there were many personal one on one encounters, the majority of lessons were learned through observation. Was each planned?  Not necessarily.  Who was she?   Special women who helped shape me into who I am today.

Though the word mentor is not used in scripture it is exemplified throughout.  One of the greatest examples is the relationship of Mary and Elizabeth recorded in Luke 1:39-56.   Immediately following the angel’s unexpected birth announcement, Mary ‘went in haste’ to visit a close family relative she obviously respected and admired.  Staying three months with Elizabeth intensified spiritual and practical stimulation. Why?  She had much to learn and many questions to ask! Returning home, Mary faced her new assignment filled with reassurance, motivation, and confidence.

Mentoring happens every day.  Be an Elizabeth to someone – as Mary she may be facing an obstacle bigger than herself and needs someone to inspire her to be whatever God has called her to be!  It has been said influence speaks volumes without saying a word.   It is amazing how powerful it can be!

“Dear Father, use me to mentor someone by investing in her life.”


For His Glory

Patsy Sanders
TRBC Women’s Life


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