Updated: Feb 3, 2022
The vision God gave you for the nonprofit is needed to advance the Kingdom. Being a leader of an organization that will change people's life is a tall order. I say it all the time walking in Purpose is a burden and a blessing. When you are at the head of an organization with many moving parts, it can take a lot out of you. Emotionally, physically and mentally.
You’re constantly pouring into others. Who is pouring into you?
We live in a society that celebrates and encourages the “Do it Alone” and “Get it out the mud” mentality.
That is a lie from the pit of hell. There is no need to suffer to show “Strength” people have been put in hospitals trying to be strong and do everything themselves.
Romans 12:2 “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
The oldest scheme of the enemy is division and isolation. The world promotes this, but we are called to be different. We're Kingdom. Scripture instructs us to be of one mind, to work together.
To rebuild our communities, we all need one another to fill in the gaps and help us recognize our blind spots.
Mentorship is a protected relationship in which a more knowledgeable or experienced person guides and nurtures the professional development or growth of another. True mentors lead from the front and inspire others to reach their potential/Purpose. Getting a mentor does not mean you are weak or incapable. It’s quite the opposite. It shows you are so committed to leaving a Legacy that you will do whatever it takes to steward God's vision well.
Scripture has so many examples of unity and mentorship.
Moses got advice on how to delegate to other’s from his father in law Jethro (a Black man) see Exodus 18
Moses mentored Joshua to be his successor see Deuteronomy 31 and 34
Elijah mentored the persistent Elisah and prayed for him to receive double anointing see 1 Kings 19 and 2 Kings 2
Naomi mentored Ruth on how to be position herself to be a wife. see Ruth 1-4
Jesus was the perfect example of kingdom mentorship. He mentored the disciples to do greater works, and they rocked the world!
I’ve been blessed with incredible mentors in my Military, business, and personal life. They all contributed to the woman I am today. Check out this clip from Impact Academy with one of my mentors; Air Force Retired SMSgt Deanna Commack.
This week, we’ll continue to discuss Mentorship and how to discern the perfect mentor for you. We’d love to hear your greatest takeaways from this post and the interview. If you haven’t downloaded the Collective Impact app, please do. Our App community is a safe space filled with nonprofit leaders just like you. Let's keep this conversation going. Please take a moment to tell us about your mentor or any reservations you may have about getting one on our App social wall.
Hopefully, this post and interview have opened your mind to the importance of finding a mentor. We cannot pour from an empty cup.