Be the Parent

Last time I said how we need parent figures in our lives to look up to, to find direction and structure from. They may not be your real parents, but they function in that role. We all need ’em! But it’s also crucial that you are nurturing someone else.

I believe this is good for your emotional health. Whether it’s a child or someone you are coaching or mentoring, it is good for both them and you. Pass on skills, knowledge or wisdom to the next generation. Proverbs 22:6 says,

“Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.”

coachingThis is the impact you can be having on the way someone younger manages money, loves and respects others, etc. I still remember the day my dad sat down with me and showed me his income and outgoings all hand written on squared paper as he talked about giving the first portion of my income, even before the tax man got his bit.That process stood me in good stead and has never left me. More on revolutionising your finances to come in a future post!

Jesus prioritised time with his disciples. He made sure he had time with the Father, but that helped to empower him to be an amazing leader to the leaders of the first church.

So who are you a mentor to?

What is God nudging you to do as you read this?

Think: How would it feel for someone to say, “I’m a better person for knowing you”?

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