Do you have a godly (woman) mentor in your life? If so, describe your relationship with her… If you don’t have a mentor, would you like one and what would you hope to gain from the relationship?
1. a wise and trusted counselor or teacher.
2. an influential senior sponsor or supporter.
I think this is an interesting topic. I have heard lots of talk about having and being a mentor, but honestly I don't think I know anyone who has ever referred to another person as their mentor. Now I did once hear a woman refer to herself as a mentor to someone else, although, I'm not convinced that the other person viewed the relationship from the same perspective.
I think I have to say Yes and No to having a mentor. By definition I have been mentored by a number of godly women at different times and in different ways. I love to read and most of my mentors have been authors. I would say that Elisabeth Elliot was definitely my first mentor. God really used her to grow me for a couple of years. I have read almost all of her books and learned so much from her counsel. I also have a couple of friends that I will go to at times when I want counsel. These are the ones that I know will give me godly counsel and will be honest even if it is something I may not want to hear. But I don't think of them as my mentors but as my friends, and I know they view the relationship the same. We mentor each other as God has given each of us wisdom in different areas. I think this is the best kind of mentor, a godly friend.
For a really great post on the mentoring relationship visit Tracy at Thirsty for Him.