Your Spiritual Mentor

by Melissa Norris

 Did you know you needed a mentor? I have different mentors for different areas in my life.

When I became a mother, I turned to my own for advice, support, and suggestions on parenting this new little life that was mine to guide and protect. For my writing, I am blessed to have author Colleen L. Reece take me under her wing.

Both of my mentors are godly women. This is key. Anyone whom you allow to mentor, teach, or guide you should be a Christian. You may not think they are guiding you in spiritual things, but the Bible says

As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17

Even though we can’t see it, there is spiritual side to everything we do. If we allow someone who is not a Christian to mentor us, we will be influenced spiritually. In all areas of our life, we need to seek God. This includes the counsel we keep.

The spiritual man makes judgments about all things, but he himself is not subject to any man’s judgment: “For who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ. 1 Corinthians 2:15-16

The Holy Spirit is our mentor in life. Ask him for guidance. Spend time in your Bible.

Recently, I publically declared on my blog and challenged my readers to spend time in God’s word every day. Knowing I am accountable to my readers has made me pick up my Bible daily.

The more time I spend in God’s word and with the Holy Spirit, the more I desire too. Scriptures I have read many times before take on new meaning. The Holy Spirit is guiding and mentoring me.

I urge you to take a look at the people and things that are influencing you. Are they godly? Do they follow the teachings of the scriptures?

If not, then make a change. Surround yourself with iron my friends.

Who has made a difference in your life?



Melissa K. Norris is an inspirational fiction romance writer. Stop by her author Facebook or twitter page and chat about books, writing, and Jesus. Increase your faith and find God in everyday life at group blog You can read a page of her historical romance novel at

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