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The Prophetic Dimension Of Mentoring

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There is a dimension all Christian mentors need to have, and this is mainly the ability to look into the future. The prophetic dimension is fundamental in the art of mentoring.

I would agree that not everybody understands this critical aspect of those who play this role, yet without it, the mentor is somewhat limited and to a degree; handicapped in his ability to look into his protégé’s potential and overall future.

There are three basic areas in which the prophetic grace (God-given ability) plays a significant role in mentoring.

  1. The protégés real potential.
  2. The protégés vision.
  3. The protégés destiny.
The Protégés Real Potential
True mentoring of an individual’s life and purpose on this planet is connected with the purpose Father-God has with any individual. God has a plan and a future for you and for me. To approach someone’s life without taking this into consideration is not only irresponsible but also tragic. I am referring to Christian mentoring, which is different from just secular mentoring. The difference being, Christian mentoring focuses on determining who you are? Who are you called to be? And who are you becoming? These three questions need to be answered in the context of the plan and purpose assigned to you by Father-God. You are not accidentally placed on the cosmos, as some would like you to believe. It is the role of your mentor to help you find answers to life’s big important questions.
 
The Protégés’ Vision
People perish for the lack of it, of what?—vision. There is nothing more despairing than to live life without a vision. Visualize a boat in the vast Atlantic Ocean navigating without a rudder. What would happen to it? How would the passengers on that boat reach their destination? How would they survive a storm? How would they manage to fight the strong natural currents of an open sea? The same is true in real life. It doesn’t take a genius to look at the statistics of fatherless children all over this globe. The absence of a father or a mother to provide direction and stability, places thousands upon thousands of children in a tragic position to fight an uneven battle against pounding storms in the oceans of life.
 
The Protégés Destiny
We all need a guide in life. We all need a router to arrive at our destination. The prophetic dimension of your mentor can determine the success of your journey. The more prophetic your mentor, the better chances you have to reach your destination safely and in one piece. Your prophetic mentor can see within your heart and tap into it by calling to life the dormant talents, gifting’s and abilities your Creator has placed deep within you. It takes a prophetic word to activate a prophetic decree! Write that down and make it one of your prerequisites when searching for a mentor.

The prophetic grace in your mentor will allow him to see the gifts and talents you’ve been endowed with by Father-God. Knowing them will allow your mentor to read the roadmap of your life. It will help him to see what you have been created for. This prophetic element will give your mentor the necessary tools he needs to shape and mold your destiny. He will work towards exposing the image your Father has imprinted inside of you. He will be able to train and steer you in the right direction you should go to reach your God-given destiny. Have a safe journey! You can find a prophetic mentor by visiting www.mentoringwinners.org

 Your Mentoring Coach,
Apostle Carlos H. Lopez

 

 
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Posted by on September 30, 2014 in Mentoring Winners

 

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My New Assignment, “Turning Losers Into Winners” Pt.2

Winners, Losers Green Road Sign Over CloudsWe will continue with step number two of four practical steps that can help you transcend the impasse that has been blocking your progress in meeting your present goals in life. For Part-1 please click here.

     2.  Search for fresh ideas to be applied to your new winning venture.

A common and well-known definition of “insanity” is: “doing the same (wrong) thing over and over again but expecting different (right) results.”

If this is your present situation, stop what you’re doing right now, and begin to consider new ideas that can change the trajectory and outcome of your efforts. I enjoy seeing people moving forward towards the important goals they have set for themselves. It’s very sad when I witness the opposite. I’ve seen this happening when I counsel or give my advice to someone who refuses to renounce a non-productive strategy.

The world is changing very rapidly, so we must make adjustments in the pursuing of our goals. You may not be computer illiterate but you can partner with someone who is and overcome this major handicap. We cannot ignore the reality we’re living in. We cannot behave like an ostrich, which sticks and hides its head in the sand expecting for its external situation to change or workout in its favor.

     3.  Limit the depth of the loss you have experienced so far.        

A few years ago when the Real Estate market in America collapsed, I like many other Americans suffered a substantial loss. I had bought a Condominium as an investment property for a reasonable price. Then, when the “bubble” burst…I found myself behind the “eight ball.” To make ta long story short, I had to “short sale” or sell the property for far less than what was owed. I had to count and regretfully cut my losses. I figured it was best to lose everything I had invested in it, as opposed to continue losing money on a monthly basis. I thank God I was able to short sale the property with little repercussions. When possible, it is always wiser to jump on to safe-land than to remain aboard a sinking boat!

     4.  No worthwhile endeavor is a cakewalk!

There is no better way to say this; but the truth is, it takes a lot of resolve, commitment and effort to accomplish more ups than downs in the pursuing of your goals. I am reminded of the verse in the Bible which reads as follow:

“And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.” —Galatians 6:9

It takes good courage to maintain trudging a constant path of effort, geared to producing improvement and growth, when a given situation seems to be impenetrable and unchanged. Seeing and experiencing your present circumstance get better and better is going to take the very best of you that you have to give! I know you can do it…I’m on your side and so is God! So run the race to win!

Your Mentoring Coach
Apostle Carlos H. Lopez

 
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Posted by on September 10, 2014 in Mentoring Winners

 

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