Monday, April 13, 2009

MAINTAINING THE MENTOR-PROTÉGÉ RELATIONSHIP

First, keep pursuing. Pursuing is permanent, not momentary. Your level of pursuit will determine your level credibility and credibility determines promotion. The relationship with your mentor will require you to go where the mentor is, more than waiting for the mentor to come to you. Relationship with your spiritual father will require you to go where the mentor is. A mentor will not chase you to teach you what they know. You will have to chase the mentor to find out what they know. You will never be able to chase the mentor out of convenience.

Second, keep learning. The quality of the mentor’s information is determined by the quality of the protégé’s questions. Don’t be afraid to interrogate something that you don’t understand. Don’t be as concerned with impressing the mentor with your ability as you are with asking the mentor for help. Smart protégés or sons are more concerned with sustaining success, than they are with achieving success. Success is harder to keep than it is to reap.

Third, keep serving. The father in the Lord that God links you to never stops being your father. Ministering to your mentor positions you in the flow of God’s favor. Before you can be a great successor, you must become a great server.

Finally, keep sowing. The more consistent you seed into the soil of your mentor, the more intensively you will reap the mantle of your mentor. When God gives you a spiritual father, He did not just give you someone who can teach you. He gave you someone with a mantle of blessing on their life that you can sow into, so that you can increase in blessings.

The soil of a God-ordained mentor is some of the most fertile soil you will ever sow into. Smart protégés are protégés who realize that the more successful they become, the more dependent they become on a mentor in order to handle the success. When you keep serving, keep sowing, keep pursuing and keep learning, God is going to link you to the right people who will be instrumental in helping you birth destiny.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, this has REALLY blessed me and freed me from my wrong view of a protege.. "Smart protégés or sons are more concerned with sustaining success, than they are with achieving success. Success is harder to keep than it is to reap." God bless you.

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