the older women likewise, that they be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things— (Titus 2:3, NKJV)
I've had several women in my life as mentors. They've stepped in at just the time I've needed a spiritual "mom". One such lady stepped in just over 3 years ago. She stepped in when she received my first devotional in her email. Vonda Skelton was the first one that ever said to me "you're gifted to do this, pursue it." Many have stepped in behind her, but Vonda was the first writing mentor in my life and I will always be greatful She not only said I had the gift of writing but she also came along side me to help teach me the craft. You see, God doesn't call us to do life alone. Just as he doesn't call us to do life alone, He doesn't call us to take on a new adventure alone. Do you have the joy of having a mentor? Do you have someone to come along side you to say "you're gifted for this job, let me show you how it's done?" Now that I'm farther along in the journey, yes, Vonda steps in and helps but she also lets me do things on my own. She knows the time of holding my hand for each step is over. It's time for me to take the steps on my own. Ladies, let me encourage you, find a mentor to show you the way things are done.
Father, thank You for the mentor relationship and ultimate friendship that Vonda and I share. I pray for my readers that You'llprovide them with the mentor they need for their new tasks in life. Thank You Lord. We love You and we praise You. Amen