When I first arrived at the church where my family spent over 30 years growing as Christians, I was an immature believer. I didn’t have a clue about what God was asking of me as a husband, father, provider, church member, or witness.
So what did I do to get help? I began looking around the church for men who were mature in the areas in which I was weak. Then I asked them to meet with me, to mentor me. Some of these men were younger than me, but that didn’t matter. They were much farther along on the road to maturity than I was. They had what I needed!
As I matured in my faith and in my understanding of my roles, I began to sense the responsibility I had to pass on to others what I had been taught. As I grew, the passion to help others also grew. Today, more than 30 years later, I receive scores of e-mails, phone calls, or letters each week from men who tell me, by God’s grace, I have influenced their lives. I only wish I had awakened sooner to the opportunities I have had for being a man of influence. I also wish I could have given them more than I did.
O man of God, start growing! And as you grow, God will give you the same passion men like Jesus and Paul have displayed for mentoring other men of God.