Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Wise Advise

 One generation commends your works to another;
   they tell of your mighty acts.
5 They speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty—
   and I will meditate on your wonderful works.
6 They tell of the power of your awesome works—
   and I will proclaim your great deeds.
7 They celebrate your abundant goodness
   and joyfully sing of your righteousness.
Psalm 145:4-7 
The idea to mentor or to coach another person has existed for thousands of years. Seeking advise is one part, returning the gift is quite another. Mentoring takes time and patience and lots of grace. It is my conviction that when I go through something in my life, whether it is full of fun or sorrow, I share the experience. Why? Well to ventilate and perhaps my experience will count for something to another person. The important thing is that we press that ugly and intimidating button: HELP
When a person presses that button, it is our turn to take action and get into that super hero rope and safe the day. Sometimes we just need to be quite and not comment. I admit that part is hard, I am working on it. But also set your boundaries when you are asking for help, be specific what you need. Do you need to just talk and don't wish to hear opinions, say it. Do you just need to cry on a friend's shoulder, say it. Do you need your friend to pray with you say it straightforward. What ever it is, say it up front so your friends know how to prepare to help you. Perhaps it implicates to bring a brother or another sister. Just make sure that you are not manipulating other persons to accomplish your own selfish interest.
Remember, tell people around you what God did for you. Praise God with your mouth and with your righteous actions. Be a witness of the goodness and grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. By our love people will know that we are his disciples.

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