Friday, October 22, 2010

Mentoring-Be Who You Are

I read the following in one of my daily devotionals:

As a mentor you can’t really pull or force people forward. In the final analysis, you cannot “grow up" other people. All you can do is reveal the real and keep growing up yourself. Jesus walked the earth as a mature, transformed, and enlightened man; and power went out from him. Those who have eyes to see and ears to hear will be attracted and will be pulled on the subconscious level—the soul level—just by being around you. It isn’t something that you can make happen. You simply are who you are; and others must finally do their own work, facing their own shadow, their own prejudices, their own egocentricity, and their own narcissism.

Thought this was good and said a truth succinctly.
I've always thought and taught "who you are is more caught than taught."
Just sharing...


Becky Dietz said...

I LOVE this!!

Marjory Brown said...

Such a good word. And when we walk there...what freedom!!! Love this post!