6. Be Humble
In all my interaction with younger women, I have discovered they are not looking for the sit-still-while-I-instill relationships. Many, if not all, want to know how I am doing, too. They want to know about my life, including my failures and successes. They are looking to pray and offer advice, rather than simply engaging in a one-sided relationship. When we position ourselves to learn from the women we are discipling, we are able to engage in this relationship with humility, recognizing that we do not have all the answers.
It has taken me awhile to understand this, but I have realized God can equally speak through both of us. Age and experience are not prerequisites for the people God uses. He can speak through anyone.
As it says in 1 Timothy 4:12, “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.”
As we endeavor to initiate and maintain a relationship with younger women, we can rest in the fact that God can do “immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine.” (Ephesians 3:20) He can take our little efforts and magnify them in our lives and the lives of the women we mentor. In doing so, may there will be more women living their lives for Christ.
Kia Stephens is a wife and homeschooling mama of two who is passionate about helping women know God as Father. For this reason, she created The Father Swap Blog to be a source of encouragement, healing, and practical wisdom for women dealing with the effects of a physically or emotionally absent father. Each week through practical and biblically sound teaching she encourages women to exchange father wounds for the love of God the Father. For more encouragement download Kia's free ebooks, Hope for the Woman With Father Wounds and Forgiveness Hacks: 5 Strategies to Help You Forgive. Additionally, you can connect with Kia on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest.
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