Strong Mentors Help Build Character
Listen to advice and accept correction, and in the end you will be wise. – Proverbs 19:20 NCV
Would you like a surefire way to build character? If so, then you should find suitable mentors—men and women whose character you admire—and imitate them.
A savvy mentor can help you make character-building choices. And just as importantly, a thoughtful mentor can help you recognize and avoid the hidden big-time mistakes that can derail your day (or your life).
Wise mentors aren’t really very hard to find if you look in the right places (but they’re almost impossible to find if you look in the wrong places!). So today, as an exercise in character-building, select from your friends and family members a mentor whose judgment you trust. Then listen carefully to your mentor’s advice and be willing to accept that advice even if accepting it requires effort or pain, or both. Consider your mentor to be God’s gift to you. Thank God for that gift, and use it.
Rely on the advice of trusted friends and mentors. Proverbs 1:5 makes it clear: “A wise man will hear and increase learning, and a man of understanding will attain wise counsel” (NKJV). Do you want to be wise? Seek counsel from wise people, starting today.
The next best thing to being wise oneself is to live in a circle of those who are.- C. S. Lewis
It takes a wise person to give good advice, but a wiser person to take it.- Marie T. Freeman
The effective mentor strives to help a man or woman discover what they can be in Christ and then holds them accountable to become that person. – Howard Hendricks