By Robin Luftig in Leading Hearts magazine
Years ago, a seasoned writer and speaker mentored me on how to build the ministry God had given me.
We’d meet for coffee and discussed everything from adapting to different cultures to dealing with the zingers I’d get from posting God’s promises on social media. I took notes, asked questions and basked in her wisdom. One December day she paused from talking, reached across the table, took ahold of my hands and looked me into my eyes. Then waited.
“What?” I asked.
She smiled. “You’re doing wonderfully bracing for the unknown. But don’t forget to ponder what you already know.”
“Right,” I said, eager to please my mentor. “I make it a point to read Scripture and do my devotionals every day. And I read what other women are doing in their ministries to further God’s message. I’m seeking out ways to be a better servant.” I thought I had given the perfect answer.
She took a deep breath and sighed, still holding my hands and looking intently into my face.
“What are we doing now — right now?”
“You’re mentoring me. I’m learning from you how to be better at what I do.” How could this answer be wrong?