Elizabeth & Jim George

Bestselling authors dedicated to helping
people live a life after God’s own heart.
They've written over 70 books with more
than 10 million copies sold. For over 30 years,
they've helped countless men and women:

  • Simplify life focusing on God’s priorities.
  • Appreciate God’s truth and apply it
    to daily situations.
  • Powerfully shape the hearts of
    children and teens.

A Mom After God’s Own Heart
A Woman After God’s Own Heart
A Young Woman’s Guide to Making Right Choices
A Young Man’s Guide to Making Right Choices: Your Life God’s Way

 

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  • From Jim’s Heart—Developing a Passion for Mentoring

From Jim’s Heart—Developing a Passion for Mentoring

When I first arrived at the church where my family spent over 30 years growing as Christians, I was an immature believer. I didn’t have a clue about what God was asking of me as a husband, father, provider, church member, or witness.

So what did I do to get help? I began looking around the church for men who were mature in the areas in which I was weak. Then I asked them to meet with me, to mentor me. Some of these men were younger than me, but that didn’t matter. They were much farther along on the road to maturity than I was. They had what I needed!

As I matured in my faith and in my understanding of my roles, I began to sense the responsibility I had to pass on to others what I had been taught. As I grew, the passion to help others also grew. Today, more than 30 years later, I receive scores of e-mails, phone calls, or letters each week from men who tell me, by God’s grace, I have influenced their lives. I only wish I had awakened sooner to the opportunities I have had for being a man of influence. I also wish I could have given them more than I did.

O man of God, start growing! And as you grow, God will give you the same passion men like Jesus and Paul have displayed for mentoring other men of God.

Offer a Helping Hand

As a young child, I remember my mother reading a particular fable to me. While she read, I studied the painting in our storybook that illustrated the fable. It pictured a man who was frantically calling out for help while he was drowning in a river. On the footbridge that spanned the water, another man was casually leaning over the rail looking at the struggling man.

According to the story, the observer was lecturing the man who was drowning beneath him. He was telling him what he ought to have done and letting him know what he should do if he ever got into that situation again. Instead of reaching in with a helping hand and saving the dying man’s life, he talked on and on about what the man who had fallen into the water had done wrong and how he could avoid the same mistake in the future. Clearly the perishing man didn’t need a lecture! He needed help!

And that is what you and I have to do when it comes to praying for those who have fallen and failed. We must help them! We must set aside our disappointment, forsake the lectures, forsake the judgment, forsake the shock, and go to work helping and praying for others, taking heed lest we fall (1 Corinthians 10:12). Sure, correction, instruction, restoration, and rebuilding may come later. But when someone fails and is in trouble, pray and offer a helping hand.

If a man is overtaken in any trespass,
you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness,
considering yourself lest you also be tempted.

Galatians 6:1