“How we live matters, and what you choose to own will shape your life, whether you choose to admit it or not.” – Shauna Niequist, Present Over Perfect
This quote helps me put things back into perspective when life starts spinning out of control. And I can’t think of a better time to put the topic of priorities front and center than the back-to-school season. Whether or not you’re sending kids to school, this time of year ushers us all back into the daily routines we let loosen during the peak of summer. So, moving into fall provides the perfect opportunity to reevaluate our priorities.
The resources below can help us look at what has taken priority lately. I love the perspectives we gain from the article by Kevin Harris, the President of Radical Mentoring, and the sermon series by Andy Stanley, pastor of North Point Community Church. I’ve learned much from both of these men, and I hope you will as well. Dig into these as you examine your priorities and guide your mentees to do the same.
“When we find our worth and joy in God again, we become available to Him and others in a way we never have before. Taking our place as the beloved of God, we come back to the center of it all — Jesus — the one who has already overcome this world we’re trying so desperately to survive in!”
This article from Christy Nockels is a great reminder that we often need to refocus on priorities and stop only worrying about what we do.
Ever feel like you can’t catch your breath? We often find ourselves asking this question when our calendars contain more than 24 hours can hold and our tanks are empty physically and mentally. In this 4-part sermon series from North Point Community Church, Andy Stanley unpacks helpful ways we can begin opening up well-needed space in our schedules and start focusing on the things that matter most.
MAKE SURE YOUR MENTEES GET TO KNOW THE JESUS YOU KNOW
Everything changes when God moves from a set of beliefs to someone we can relate to. Do everything you can to help the women in your group know Jesus intimately before your mentoring season ends. Model what that relationship looks like for you…how you pray, how you talk about Him, how you view Him, and His role in your life.
It can be hard to set aside time in our busy schedules for Scripture memorization, which is why we created this wallpaper for your phone. Set it as your lock screen or home screen, and you’ll always have it ready when you have a few minutes to spare. Reading through the verse before you send a text or scroll through Instagram is a good reminder of Scripture’s power, and it will help you commit it to memory.
Mentor Tip: When you cover the topic of Purpose with your mentees, send this out as a way to help them keep that month’s Scripture front and center.
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