EVERY WOMAN NEEDS A GOOD GODLY MENTOR
Becoming the woman God sees you as is vital to your family. But if you don’t have the guidance and direction of an older woman who speaks God’s Word boldly, you just might be missing something. Do you have a mentor in your life that strives to be a Titus 2:3-5 woman?
Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled. (Titus 2:3-5 ESV)
Our families are suffering in today’s culture because somewhere along the road, we women, were told that we should do it all on our own. Have we forgotten that God’s Word is our guide? There are so many examples of how a woman can follow God’s plan and find joy. The hard part is applying these examples without any support. We need to get back into the Word, together.
For years I have been praying that God would bring a mentor into my life. What I didn’t realize was that I needed to see (or in this case hear) what a good godly mentor looked like (or sounded like) in action.
A mentor is not just anyone who is willing to hear your burdens, your joys and listen to you vent from time to time. A good godly mentor is led by the Word of God. She is a woman who is bold in her faith and not afraid to tell you to stop complaining and get your priorities straight. She is one who leads by example, yet is very real.
I FOUND A MENTOR
I didn’t know it at the time but I believe that God was getting me ready for such a mentor in my life this summer. While listening to a homeschooling podcast (The Simply Joyful podcast ), I was blown away by one guest in particular, Heidi St. John. Talk about a woman on a mission for the Lord. I was ready to join whatever battle she was gearing up for and fight, and I hadn’t even caught her name yet (I had to look her up and see if she was for real).
Let me tell you I felt like the Holy Spirit was talking right through this woman to me and said, ‘Get it together girl, I need you to fight for your family!’
The next thing I knew I was given the opportunity to be on Heidi St. John’s launch team for her new book, Becoming MomStrong. Having met Heidi (only) online, I was pleasantly surprised to see how real she truly is. To experience her hope and boldness displayed in her book, her podcast and as she led and mentored us on the launch team, it was amazing. So much so that I would say that this experience has impacted my life in a big way. I found a mentor.
If you are looking for a good godly mentor that fits the Titus 2 description, Heidi St. John just might be the one to mentor you in Becoming MomStrong. You will be encouraged to lead your family the way God wants you to and find a greater joy then you could possible imagine.
Since we have such a hope, we are very bold, (2 Corinthians 3:12)
If you’d like to learn more about Heidi St. John visit her online, listen to her podcast and sign up for the scripture writing challenge. Also, go to Amazon and listen to the audio sample of her book, Becoming MomStrong. Get your copy of the book while it’s on sale. You will be blessed!
Heidi says we first need to be honest with ourselves. Acknowledge our own weaknesses and go back to the beginning, God has provided us in His Word. “The way we find out what God’s character is like is by reading His Word. Every other book out there (including this one) pales in comparison to that singular literary master piece. It’s the only book you need.”
Let me know if you’d be interested in the Becoming MomStrong Bible study. I am prayerfully considering becoming a MomStrong leader in my area (Lord willing). And if God opens this door, as a MomStrong leader, I would love it if we could walk this journey together.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. (Romans 15:13)