Recently, I read about slip-streaming on one of the blogs I frequent. I've looked and looked but cannot seem to find the particular post I read, but the principle of slip-streaming is very like the one of spiritual drafting that I wrote about in The Man and the Boy. A group of geese flying in formation uses the principle of slip-streaming because the head goose pierces through the air and the geese behind him have an easier time with less wind resistance.
A mentor can be like that head goose, making the path easier for those following behind. There are so many examples of mentoring relationships in the Bible: Moses and Joshua, Elijah and Elisha, Paul and Timothy, even the women of Titus 2. My question to you today is this: Are you blazing a trail for someone who is following along on the Journey? The truth is that there are always observers of our Journey. We can show them a person that perseveres and trusts in God no matter where the path takes us, or we can show them a person who stops often along the way and gets lost because of a lack of trust in the Guide.
It's your choice!
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