“For even if you had ten thousand others to teach you about Christ, you have only one spiritual father”. -BIBLE (1 Corinthians 4:15)
There are two figures which are mostly used interchangeably. Figures, not in number but in personality. These are fathers and mentors.
Everyone who aspires greatness in life needs either a mentor or a father or both to get to his place of aspiration. However, I will like to clearly spell-out the roles of these two personalities differently, as opposed to some school of thought who sees all mentors as father.
You can have many mentors. In fact, it could be in there thousand, but not many fathers. Therefore, Identify where you stand, either as a father or a mentor.
Being a father to one doesn’t make you a father to all. When you understand who you are, who you need in your life and who you are in other people’s life, you effectively and effortless play your role.
1. MENTORS are time-bound. They are in your life for a Season. Discover them at every Season of your life. However, FATHERS are meant to be there always; through all Season.
2. MENTORS are counsellor. They give counsel and leave you to your discretion to choose between given options. FATHERS are Guidance that direct and lead you by the hand to choose what is best for your life; either convienent or not.
3. You get to know/have a MENTOR whenever you get a glimpse of what you are meant to do with your life. A FATHER brings you into purpose and leads you in purpose too.
4. You tend to meet MENTORS along your path to destiny. FATHERS bring your feet and stamp it upon the path of destiny. They are like trained builders who build a well designed castle from its foundation level to the exact look-alike of what had been designed on paper.
In conclusion, know where you actually stand. Identify those in your life. Know there assignment individually, either they are a father or a mentor or both.
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