“And he spake a parable unto them, Can the blind lead the blind? Shall they not both fall into the ditch? The disciple is not above his master; but every one that is perfect shall be as his master.” Luke 6:39-40
Today’s Christian Daily Devotional
My sister just started working in an industry that is unfamiliar to her. As soon as she got hired, she was assigned a mentor. Her mentor not only surpasses her in years, but in job experience as well.
The company that hired both of them trusted this mentor enough to let her guide the future generation of employees. If the subordinates heed her wisdom, they will grow faster and move higher in this industry.
I would imagine if my sister were to be assigned a mentor that was just as fresh and new to the company as she was—that mentor would not be very useful.
In Luke 6:39-40 Jesus is speaking of this same principal. When one gets saved, it is important to look to Christ Himself as our mentor. Human beings are imperfect. Sometimes the disappointment of relying on other believers is not only distracting, it is devastating.
When we do this, we are actually getting our minds off Christ and are focusing on another flawed human being. As much as we need to rely on each other for strength and support, the only one who should be leading and guiding us should be Christ Himself.
The Holy Ghost is alive in the heart of every person who has asked Jesus into his/her heart. When life gets confusing, don’t seek another’s “wisdom”; ask the source of ALL Wisdom, God Himself. He lives inside of you.
“Dear Heavenly Father,
I got my eyes off of you. I have been wallowing in the disappointments of the people around me. I realize that to look to another imperfect human for my source of wisdom and comfort will always be disappointing. I have not only let myself down, I have grieved your heart. You only want me to follow you. I am sorry for this mistake. Help me to nurture our dialog. Help me to not come to you only when “big things” happen; help me to rely on you to mentor me through the simple things as well. I know that these experiences will build the kind of intimacy that we need to have. I want to partner with you, Lord. Be my mentor and guide me through all the areas of my life that I have kept from you. In Jesus’ precious name, thank you for the honor of allowing me to live in the shadow of the Almighty. For not only am I safe, I am wise in this place. Amen.”
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Author: Julia Shalom Jordan