The Lord has seen fit to place me in a couple of mentoring relationships in this season of my life and, despite the occasional bout of insecurity (Who in the world do I think I am?), I am loving it. Interestingly enough, all three of the young women I (presumably) mentor are pastor’s wives, two of which I meet with on Friday mornings. My other young friend and I meet on something of a less structured schedule; we’ve decided to both read a book (currently Crazy Love and prior to that Womanly Dominion) and then meet for lunch to discuss.
I say I presumably mentor these women but in reality it is a mutual iron-sharpening-iron. They are all godly young women passionate about living for Christ. Sometimes their maturity in the faith stands in sharp contrast to my own, particularly when I think back (way back) to when I was their age. For example, one of my presumed mentorees is a seminary student. How does one mentor someone studying Hebrew? I don’t know either, but did I mention I’m loving it?
During our last lunch session, my friend asked me to think on the following question: What did I wish I had known when I was her age? In other words, what piece of advice would I offer to the me I was then? Bless her heart, she really does want to know.
I’ve been pondering my answer for a couple of weeks now and plan to post my thoughts here in the next couple of day. But before then, I’d like to ask you the same thing. What do you wish you had known then, as a young wife and mom? Or, if you are currently a young wife and mom, what advice would you have given yourself as a teenager? Whatever stage of life you are currently in, if you’d known “back then” what you know now, what would you do differently? Or the same?
I’ll be interested to read what you think!