This weeks question: Do you have a godly (woman) mentor in your life? If so, describe your relationship with her… If you don’t have a mentor, would you like one and what would you hope to gain from the relationship?
I wish I had a different answer for this one, I really do, but the answer is no, I do not have a godly mentor or as some would call her - a spiritual mom, in my life. I have some great godly sisters in Christ, but no mentor. I have an amazingly wonderful godly neighbor, but no mentor. This is pretty much the norm of my lifetime - having some pretty awesome people around me, but not really anyone to look up to who would take the time to invest in my life and share with me the lessons from their own, in the way a mentor would.
When I was really young, I was blessed to have my great aunt Eva in my life. She was a godly woman who loved me much and always made time for me. She was one of the first women I ever saw pray... I mean really pray. And I remember being struck by the outpouring of love and trust for the Father that emanated from her as she knelt there, eyes closed and hands grasping her rosary. As I grew older and she grew older, she tried to share with me the lessons of her life. She tried to get me to open up to her about mine, but I was too immature to realize just how much I needed conversations like that with her. I took her as too old and too out of touch. I didn't think she could ever understand a thing about me or about who I was.
Sadly, she died shortly after I was married. I took her death hard. It was one of the most significant losses of my life. At the time, I mourned the loss of her, but today, as I explore my answer to this week's question, I mourn the fact that she slipped out of my life before I could recognize and appreciate the awesome mentor that she was. Today, I know that she wasn't too old or too out of touch. Today, I know that she was seasoned, learned and full of wisdom, godly wisdom. The kind that can only come after one has walked for years in the presence of the Lord. Today, I know that I could have learned so much from her.
I crave for God to send me a woman like her - someone that would be willing to care about me and my life and to share where she has been and what all the Lord has taught her as she walked. I think I will be making this a prayer of mine... Lord, send me a spiritual Mom, a godly mentor, a strong Titus 2 woman. I promise to recognize her value when I meet her and to be good to her. Oh yeah, and to listen to her wise advice : )