As mentors, we all know that being full of grace and truth is at the top of the list for how we want to interact with those we mentor. Being a mentor means we’re willing to speak into our mentee’s lives, even when that requires bringing some truth that might be difficult to communicate.
Paul instructed Timothy to teach the truths of Scripture, and to be ready and available for any opportunity God might present. He gave him permission to confront a fellow believer so long as it was done with kindness and patience.
And to the Galatians, Paul said to “serve one another in love
” (5:13). A mentor’s approach to holding her mentee accountable should be preceded with prayer and guided by the Holy Spirit. Whether your mentee is fighting habit fatigue or is caught up in sin, reach out to her with thoughtful questions, wisdom and encouragement.
We’re in this journey together as we practice accountability with grace and point each mentee to Jesus; correcting her gently and supporting her fiercely.
May we be her biggest cheerleader as she seeks to love and follow Christ.