Chapter Four - Desire Of Your Heart

pray for a mentor that would teach me how to be a leader’s wife, but I did pray for God’s will to be done in my life so I could be all who He meant me to be. She was the tool of God’s will.

Now that I am acquiring my own 20/20 hindsight, I realize how immature I was when Joy and I first met, and how she must have been pleased at any progress I made.

2. Cultivate a Good Friendship

The root of every meaningful mentoring relationship is friendship. A friendship never starts in drudgery, but rather with a fun, intriguing interest about each other that drives the camaraderie. You will usually find that you share common interests. You just hit it off with each other.

As you gain history with each other, trust develops the atmosphere that a confidante needs. Because fun is part of a good friendship, learning becomes easy when life’s lessons are taught this way.

Using good principles of civility we esteemed and promoted each other. We would rather be bridge builders than burners. I knew what I wanted when I met Joy, and her friendship and mentoring helped me to hold on to what I already wanted. My dream is the same, but I am a little older and a little wiser.

3. Find the Right Fit

Not every friendship evolves into a mentoring relationship. My friendships happen in many different settings. Some are in church, some are in school activities, some are moms of my children’s friends, and others are at my husband’s work. Each friendship has its own traits and evolves in different ways, including mentoring.

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