Tag: Mentoring

Who asks you the tough questions?

What’s your greatest challenge?
How are you handling that conflict?
What keeps you up at night?
How’s your marriage?
What do you sense God doing in your life right now?

You could probably add a thousand more like these. When it comes to tough questions, you stop and ask, who asks me questions like these and do I ask people around me the same types?

Creating space for deeper conversation allows you to see God at work in the larger issues. For some of us, we live life swayed by the vapor of urgent matters. For others, our minds run through these questions without answering because no one asks them of us.

When I hear people share where they want to grow spiritually, they tend to list off reading the Bible, praying, serving, and other disciplines. Taking a next a step of growth is extremely valuable; but if you want to take your spiritual growth to the next level, it requires you to share with the people closest to you what you sense God doing in you.

Let me ask you – Who asks you the tough questions? Who in your life can help you see beyond the immediacy of today to the long term important issues? Or who has permission to ask questions to draw out what consumes your mind?

People asking us the tough questions invite us to see God at work. The Gospel, the Good News of Jesus’ death and resurrection, invites us to these conversations. These conversations allow us to see the truth of our own brokenness and the grace of God’s love for us. God speaks through the people in our lives asking the tough questions.

Photo produced by Cole Hutson

Articles of the Week


Here are five articles from this past week that challenged, encouraged, and provided perspective for me.

Poppo’s Boys  by Jordan Ritter Conn

Conn shares the fascinating chapter of NBA champion coach Gregg Popovich. Prior to joining the San Antonio Spurs, he coached a small college basketball team.

What Get’s People to Want What’s Right? by Mandy Smith

Smith calls into question using “should” as a motivation especially in the church. She invites people to move away from guilt and towards love in our hearts for others.

Steadied by Faith After a Humbling Loss by David Gregory

The former moderator of Meet the Press talks about his painful departure. Gregory goes on to give insight on how his faith journey has impacted him.

The Luxury of Silence by John Biguenet

In this world full of noise, silence has come at a premium. Biguenet details the lengths people will take to experience silence.

Why You Need a Mentor by John Sowers

Sowers speaks the importance of finding mentors who encourage and tell the truth in your life. The right mentor will help you frame the circumstances of life and find your voice.

What articles challenged, encouraged or gave you perspective this week? Go ahead and share them in the comment section below.

Photo credit to Alex Wigan from Life of Pix.

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