The older I get, the more I am reminded that when people are difficult, there’s usually a story explaining why, if we would just take the time to listen. We emphasize the importance of sharing stories in Known Collective mentoring groups because we want each woman to see everyone else’s authentic story but also to see their own. The recommended resources below will help mentees dig into their stories, encouraging them to let God guide as they navigate what can be a difficult journey.
Lysa TerKeurst’s book Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions dives deep into how we process stressful circumstances. Do we stuff or explode? Blame others or build walls? We can learn a lot about how we treat others in those stressful moments by seeing how we react. The 6-day bible reading plan on Ephesians 2 helps us examine our hearts by exploring why we choose to extend or withhold grace within our relationships.
The podcast conversation between Jamie Ivey and Taylor Tippett shows us what it looks like to bring Jesus into our everyday experiences. Taylor shares her experience as a flight attendant and how learning to be genuine and honest with passengers allowed her to be a light to people going through difficult circumstances while flying with her.
These resources were helpful as my Known Collective group discussed the topic of grace. Let me know what you think and what resources you use to talk about grace with your mentees.
God knows us, sees us, and hears us in all circumstances. He also knows that, as people, we are flawed and can’t meet His expectations, and there’s nothing we can do on our own to change that. But the beauty is, God doesn’t leave us this way. Instead, “He allows the unglued moments to make us aware of the chiseling that needs to be done” to make us better and so He can be more on display in our daily lives. Unglued is an excellent book to help you dig into how you react in the relationships in your life, and it pairs well when discussing grace with your mentees.
No sin is so great, no bitterness so deep that God’s grace cannot transform your heart and rewrite your story. But grace is hard for us to understand. In this 6-day reading plan, pastor Kyle Idleman leads you past your hang-ups toward an understanding of grace that is bigger than your mistakes, failures, and seemingly impossible situations. After each reading, journal what God is telling you and consider if there is someone in your life you need to extend grace to.
We all have someone in our life we don’t understand, and this conversation between Jamie Ivey and Taylor Tippett offers helpful insight on navigating those relationships. Taylor is a flight attendant who has made it her mission to bring Jesus to each flight she’s on. The stories she shares about choosing to be vulnerable and authentic with the passengers she serves are inspiring! Check it out and share it with your mentees or a friend you think might enjoy listening!
Mark your calendars for our next Collectively Speaking Conversation on Wednesday, March 30 at 12pm ET. Sheri Geyer will join us to talk about the importance of boundaries as we lead our mentoring groups. We’ll discuss what boundaries are and why we need them as mentors. Secure your spot using the link below. We can’t wait to see you all on the 30th!
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