I was recently given some really good advice from a friend about finding mentors. He said you want someone who is older, seriously committed to the study and application of God’s word, and is only invested about 70% in the mentoring process.
Now the first two make perfect sense: older & committed to the Bible.
The 70% deal was a bit confusing at first.
But this friend explained that when someone is 100% invested they really lose objectivity. You want someone who cares, but doesn’t care too much. This gives you a freedom with this person that is pretty important.
Ahhhh. That makes sense now.
So that is what I look for these days in mentors…