by Charles Gabriel Allana
Mentoring is an effective method of helping inexperienced individuals develop and progress in their life.
Merriam Webster dictionary defines mentor as a trusted counsellor or guide. Who helps and guides another individual’s development.
This two verses also define mentoring:
Proverbs 27:17 iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.
Romans 15:14 I myself am convinced, my brothers and sisters, that you yourselves are full of goodness, knowledge and competent to instruct one another.
Now let’s define a special kind of mentoring. Biblical mentoring, a kind of mentoring that entails more than passing on knowledge about God. It involves showing people how to love and serve God. This is the kind of mentoring that changed my life.
Before, I was the kind of teenager who’s selfish, arrogant, and playful. My early days were full of negativity. But that changed when I joined Christ the True Foundation (CTF).
Limwell Rodil, our church drummer, became my mentor. He was a generous, proactive, responsible, and a humble person. He taught me how to speak with humility and how to react to people who discriminated me.
We had a once a week studying of the word of God and once a month evaluation of our progress. He told me to focus on my ability and skills rather than my impairment. He boosted my self-confidence, He was always there to guide me in all aspects of life.
He introduced me to the church worship team where I learned how to interact and work with other people. Bro. Limwell saw a potential in me as a leader. He encouraged me to stay in the worship team.
After a few years, the technical team needed a new member and I volunteered to be part of it. I was not confident enough about my capabilities but he supported me. Bro. Limwell taught me how to dream and make those dreams come true.
With his mentorship, he made me become the best version of myself. He is the reason why I keep trying no matter how many times I failed. With this I am truly grateful for this mentor who changed my life.