In mid-November, I heard about the chance to mentor a girl younger than me at my school. I felt like God was calling me to take this opportunity, but fear overtook me. I never stepped up to the plate. Now, it's almost Christmas break, and I feel horrible about not helping. I also feel ashamed that I might have disobeyed God. I'm just not sure of what to do.

Posted in: Faith on December 18, 2014

Respond to This Prayer Request

  • December 30, 2014

    I do not believe that you should feel ashamed that you may have disobeyed God. Sometimes we are given opportunities to do something to further God's kingdom and God gives us a choice. You are not a failure. He is a God of second chances! Just think of the story of Jonah. Jonah did NOT want to go preach to the people of Ninevah...but God had other plans. He even used a large fish!! :) (Read the story of Jonah, it is amazing what God can do despite our resistance!) God is using you, dear girl. I was blessed through you in knowing that I am not the only one who struggles with making decisions like this. Through the fear and the anxiety that may come, His purposes will be fulfilled. Is there a way you can get in contact with the young girl even now? Or another opportunity for mentorship? It may be a daunting task, but if you feel convicted to serve in this way, I would encourage you to do so! Mentorship is often a great blessing to both people. I feel that I am too quick to say "no" to new opportunities simply because I know I may feel overwhelmed...but I also know that God does not call us to stay inside our comfort zones. Sometimes the greatest blessings are found just outside our comfort zones. When we rely on God, He is faithful. I am praying for you. Praying for the wisdom and strength you will need to feel calm and peace in whatever you decide. You are a beloved Daughter of the King. He does not condemn you - ask for forgiveness and you will be forgiven. Live free from guilt. Blessings to you!