I Peter 2:21
“For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps.”

We all have at least one person in our lives who we could call a legitimate “mentor.” Perhaps it is a grandparent, a parent, or a close friend. Whoever it may be, they counseled you through something difficult at a particular point in your life, or are helping you now. The importance of mentors in our careers and personal lives is unmatched. Who we choose as mentors is the vitally important decision. Did you know that Christ is the best mentor you could ever choose?

Sometimes we don’t even think of the Lord as being a mentor, but He is. We most likely reach out for the nearest person we can touch, see, and hear audibly to counsel us in the time of need. It is necessary that we surround ourselves with Godly mentors and people we trust, because in that circle of Scriptural counsel, there is safety. This is at every stage of our lives. As we get older, we need to reach out to people close to us who have proven testimonies; and when we are younger, we must rely on the wisdom of our Godly elders. We must never neglect Christ as our mentor.

Christ suffered for us in His life. The Bible says He was tempted on every count (Hebrews 4:15). He endured all the same struggles we endure, yet He remained pure. Therefore, He not only knows what you are going through, but knows how to overcome it. His example is what we must follow. A Christian relies on the example of Christ first and foremost. The main goal in all situations is to be “Christ-like”. To follow in His footsteps is to rely on the example of the life He lived. Even the Apostle Paul said, “follow me as I follow Christ” (I Corinthians 11:1).

To be mentored by Christ is to cultivate a relationship with Him every day, to know Him, and to be in fellowship with Him, to share your burden with Him, to trust Him, and to listen to what He has to say. That is what a rugged Christian life is.

Is Christ in your circle of mentors?

63-0630E - “Is Your Life Worthy Of The Gospel?”
A Christian is not a tool, or some kind of a mechanical wrench to a great big religious regime. That's right. A Christian is not some kind of tool that keeps a religious organization moving. A Christian, that is not a Christian. A Christian is to be Christ-like. And a Christian cannot be a Christian until Christ comes into the man, the Life of Christ in him. Then it produces the Life that Christ lived, and you do the things that Christ did.  What am I talking about? Personal relationship to Christ. What is it? Is your life worthy of the Gospel?

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