Mentoring Series: You're Not Alone
If there's something you take away from this mentoring series, I hope it's this: You are not alone. Never. Not once, it's just not true.
We have a great God who is near to the brokenhearted (Psalm 147:3), who hears us when we call (Psalm 18:6). You're never alone.
And your Christian walk is not meant to be done alone.
Hence the whole mentoring thing, right? Someone to do life with you, as you do life with others. That's what the body of Christ is about, after all. Doing things together, because we're a body with many members, rather than doing it all alone. We're not meant to be alone (1 Corinthians 12:12).
And there are so many ways to do life with others.
To fellowship, to learn and grow and walk alongside others while we walk with Christ (1 John 1:7). Mentoring is a one-on-one relationship that can be so life-giving (Proverbs 27:17). But there are so many other ways to bring others into your life, to invite people to see you and encourage you and stand with you (Hebrews 10:24-25). And there are many other ways you can do that for others, too (1 Peter 4:8-11).
The Bible is full of references to living life with others--but the greatest thing ever is the fact that God is with us, through the difficulties and the triumphs. When you're on the mountain top, experiencing great beauty and joy, God is there. And when you find yourself in that valley or desert place, you are still never alone. Isn't that crazy awesome? That's one of the things I love so much about the Lord.
Especially as someone who's more extroverted and really craves to be known and to have community, I so appreciate the fact that I have community with my Lord because He is near. We're not just believing in a God who has done amazing things--we're following the Lord who laid down His life for us and who loves us deeply and personally.
So if you find yourself feeling alone, which I definitely do sometimes, take a moment to remember God's great love for you. It's not a love that leaves you in the trenches or gets bored with you. It's the love that is near, that pursues, that is perfect and casts out our fears.
And as you have community with Christ, seek out that community with others. We aren't meant to do life on our own, isolated from the body of believers. Seek out a mentor in an older belieber, a younger believer to pour into, friends to have fellowship with, teachers to learn from.
Let's invest in community and let's do it together.