I spent some time in the presence of my mentor yesterday. I have seeded my week to the worthy cause of carrying and growing his vision. Sometimes when you are pregnant with your precious vision, there will come a time when like Mary, you go into hiding, find your Elizabeth and feed on her vision – or let her vision feed yours. Let the baby in her womb leap and affirm your own vision and the heaviness of what you are carrying.
It’s not always easy to sit under the authority and experience of another and carry his / her dream. But passion demands that it succeeds at whatever cost. Therefore sometimes it will cost you the experience of another. There is no need to pass the same path another has passed and enter the same potholes along the way. Mentorship does not mean walking in the footsteps of another but learning from the path followed by one more experienced than yourself(in both success and failure).
The more profound thing about mentor-ship is that you cannot have someone pour into you and you remain the same and not empty your own jar to be filled again. Therefore you need to empty of yourself into another. The most amazing thing about my meeting with my mentor yesterday was that I wasn’t alone. I was with someone I have walked with and poured into for the past few years. She calls me mentor and had a chance to meet with my mentor and understand where I get it. Where I am filled. Where I am challenged and pulled out of my comfort zone and where I am more than comfortable to stretch beyond my limits – in a safe place.
Beloved, our capacity to grow is limited not by how much we can carry as we receive, but by how much we can empty into another and feed their vision. Every time I spend time with my mentor, I come back, not full to the brim, but with my cup running over.
Every time I meet with my mentor, he speaks life into the womb of my vision and revives and resuscitates. Yesterday was no different. He spoke life into a dream I never knew I was pregnant with until I met him. Since then he has been the midwife to this dream, helping me feed, nurture, protect and expose the vision in due time. Today I pray that I can give life to the dream of another, one precious to me and close to my heart. One who has given me the honor of changing my name to mentor and has humbly sown seed into my vision so that it can grow even as hers is put on hold.
@Fela Durotoye [https://www.facebook.com/fela.durotoyeiii?fref=ts], I am honored to call you mentor. Thank you for cheering me into my future as you allow me to sow into yours. Your vision is bigger than you and your legacy will carry not just your name but the banner of the most high!
@Shiku Kusero [https://www.facebook.com/shiku.kusero?fref=ts], I am humbled you call me mentor. The Lord bless you and keep you and cause His face to shine upon you now and forever more,
Because of you both, I can honestly say that my cup truly doth run over.