I am in the midst of a life transition of sorts. It was subtle at first, but over the last couple years, as our church has grown in size and our ability to make an impact in the Kingdom has increased, it has become more recognizable. I am moving from more of a receiver to an investor into other people’s lives. I am honored to invest in younger men, many who are pastors also.
I don’t share that to make myself appear important. The older I get the more I realize I am nothing apart from Christ, but the fact is that people look to me for direction, support and encouragement. I hesitate to even use the word, because I feel I still have so much to learn, but people actually are looking to me for wisdom. It is a weird feeling to realize people actually think I have answers.
I realize I can’t take people where I haven’t been, so I have always been a wisdom seeker. I have always sought out godly men who are further along in life than I am, but are heading in the direction I want my life to go. It is honestly getting more difficult to find men older than me who meet that criteria and are willing to invest in others. So, the question remains. If I am going to invest in other people, who is going to invest in me?
Do you agree it is difficult to find those who are willing to invest wisdom in younger people? What can we do about it?
Also, do you have a mentor? Are you willing to mentor someone to help them with the wisdom you have gained?