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Mentoring NOW

mentoring nowWe are children of a God who is a generational God. This statement means that we need to think “generationally“.

Not to do so would be not only unnatural, but tragic. This characteristic is imprinted in our DNA. However, just like many other things that are imprinted in our spirit, unless we tap into them to activate them, they will remain dormant.

You need to call forth with your confession that which you would like to see manifested in your life. Therefore, declare that you can think generationally and also that you have the ability to be a Mentor to your generation and the one coming up! You’ll be surprised how many things are still inactive in your live. Many people have talents and gifts they don’t know about. Unless someone comes along and wakes them up to that reality, they will never exercise them. The same applies to mentoring and generational thinking. We need to take a proactive attitude in order for us to see results in these two areas.

Let me give you a clear example: Any man can procreate and become a father except those who are sterile. However, you and I know there is a big difference in being a biological father and being a real father to a child. In order for a biological father to become a true father he needs to become proactive. He needs to think like a father and act like one in order to execute the role of fathering. If we are to become generational thinkers and mentors for the Millennial generation, those born within 1982 and 2002, then we need to think and act accordingly just like the example of the natural father.

Our present generation is the result of both the fathering or lack of-fathering of the previous generation.

To be a father is a gigantic responsibility, to say the least. Not only do we have to provide them with food and shelter until they become of age to build their own families, but most importantly we are to become role models for them in everything pertaining to life. This to me is an awesome mission and we need to accomplish it successfully.

Our present generation is the result of both the fathering or lack of-fathering of the previous generation. It only takes a brief look at today’s society to realize there hasn’t been a whole lot of good fathering going around. Neither buying the most expensive video game of the hour or the latest Galaxy or iPhone is a good qualifier for being a good father; nor is it buying a Porsche or BMW or a brand new car for your teenager. Don’t get me wrong, there’s absolutely nothing wrong in providing all the comforts and bells and whistles of today’s Digital Age to our children, but to think in terms of being good fathers just because we can provide these material toys would be definitely wrong.

Fathering is a monumental assignment. We need to carry it out looking towards the future we need to build. This is our generational responsibility. It’s a journey that must be walked with godly and moral principles. Good discipline and love will raise a good son or daughter, which is our mentoring duty, if we intend to change the violent trend and disheartening temperament of today’s generation.

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Posted by on October 30, 2013 in Mentoring Winners

 

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Reasons Why Mentoring Is Needed So Much Today

passing the batonWhen writing the book “Mentoring Winners“, I felt strongly convicted about the existing need we have, in the Body of Christ at large, concerning mentoring. As I approached this topic, from a spiritual viewpoint, I knew mentoring and fathering were the same things.

However, I also became aware I had the challenge of introducing the message of mentoring to a larger audience. I didn’t want the message to be an exclusive conversation for Christians since they are not the only ones needing mentoring. Believers and non-believers alike have the same need. So for the greater good I decided to address this topic from the more accepted vantage point of “mentoring”.

Today, one year after the book has been in circulation, I find myself with the huge mission of adopting this message as my personal crusade. I have incorporated the leadership of Paul and Silas ministries to make it our motivating force behind everything we do. I feel like a very vivid generational responsibility is upon us. We are presently recording videos for You Tube and streaming our services via internet with such intensity like that of a jealous eagle looking how to protect her eaglets.

From East to West, we can see the moral deterioration of society. The Millennial Generation, which are those born between 1982 and 2002, are born with an iPod pacifier. This is the generation taking the baton from the Baby Boomers, my generation. They know how to log in to the internet and play games in their smart phones at a very early age. The question to ask is this: Do they know who God is; even better do they know how to establish a relationship with Him? These are only two of the reasons I believe mentoring is so much needed today. Here are a few more:

  • The old methods and strategies will not work any longer; we must obtain fresh wisdom, learn new strategies for our day if we are to influence the Seven Mountains of culture (Family, Education, Government, Entertainment, Business, Church, Religion)
  • We must operate in a new level of authority. It will be the result of knowing Him differently – more intimately.  “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.” –John 10: 27
  • We need to be proactive and not reactive.  We cannot wait for the enemy to attack and then “lick our wounds”.  We have to stop and neutralize his attacks before they begin.  We cannot afford any more delays in the fulfilling of our destinies.
  • We need to look into the future and act accordingly. In other words, do not look at the present as if it would guarantee the future. It will not!
  • If we don’t get involved in the plans of this present generation, we will not be part of generations to come!

It will take me long to accurately describe the need we have to influence this generation. For now let me just say; if we don’t do anything to influence them with the truth we have been impacted with, they will embrace anything that comes their way!

 
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Posted by on October 19, 2013 in Mentoring Winners

 

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10 Reasons We Need Mentoring

bald_eagle_and_eaglet_4_copyWe can define Mentoring in many different ways, but here is one definition I would like to submit to you as we consider the topic of “Why We Need Mentoring”.

Mentoring is the art of transferring who you are into someone you love. (My definition)

Let’s look for a moment into this definition:

The act of to “transfer“, carries a minimum of three implications:

  1. The action of physically doing something:
    “Transferring the baby car seat to the other car.”
    “The patient was transferred to a different hospital.”
  2. There are always consequences as a result of a specific interaction between two parties:
    “The virus is transferred by mosquitoes.”
    “He transferred control of the company to his son.”
  3.  The action of intentional preservation:
    “He transferred data from the hard drive to a disk.”

Based on these three elements contained in our definition, let me give you “Ten Reasons Why We Need Mentoring”.

  1. Mentoring teaches us how to physically and systematically do certain things to succeed. Not only theoretical; but providing actual physical demonstration.
  2. Mentoring will physically teach you how to transition from being carried as a baby to become the one carrying the baby.
  3. Mentoring teaches us to learn “actions always produce consequences”, good ones and bad ones. Pointing out to us the difference so we can learn how to major in the good ones and learn how NOT to apply the bad ones.
  4. Mentoring is instrumental in helping us understand that once we receive or are injected with a particular truth, we are to bear the fruit of it. In other words we are always aware and prepared for a harvest.
  5. Mentoring is purposefully designed to transmit who we are becoming into the next generation.
  6. Mentoring is needed because; without it there is no intentional transition from the Old to the New.
  7. Mentoring is needed because; the future belongs to those who prepare for it. The Future should never be left to chance!
  8. Mentoring is needed because; it helps to build leaders, and leaders care to raise other leaders like themselves.
  9. Mentoring is needed because; it carries the concept of transferring skills to a New Generation.
  10. Mentoring is needed because; without it, the world could dangerously turn into a lost and hopeless generation.
 
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Posted by on October 7, 2013 in Mentoring Winners

 

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