Do you realize how much of an influence books, blogs, music, and movies have in your life?
Choose a book, you choose a mentor.
Music leads our hearts to meditate on the lyrics, the the meditations of your heart man’s words and opinions, or truths that set you free and challenge you in the theology of how you live?
Many don’t necessarily think of books or blogs as being mentors, but in some regards they are.
While there is no comparison to meeting in real life with someone who knows you personally, books and blogs can have just as much impact on you, sometimes even more. There are certain seasons in an individual’s life where they may not have the time to be meeting regularly with a mentor. Utilizing technology can be another way for you to grow and learn.
That being said, we need to be discerning as to whom we are reading as much as we are at Choosing a Mentor. We need to be careful to filter all things through the Word of God.
But in order to “filter all things through the Word of God,” you need to be in it.
Reading, meditating, memorizing, and praying for God to bring the recollection of scripture to your mind at the appropriate time. So that, “you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is~ His good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:2
Recognize that authors and writers are human people just like yourself, don’t put them on a pedestal. Only God deserves being put on a pedestal.
“You shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God.” Exodus 20:3-5