- Be much further down the road than you are in areas that you want to grow in
- Have Godly character
- Be someone who you look up to and would like to be like
- Be someone who can tell you no
- Someone that can tell you your blind spots
- Someone to encourage you
When you find your Paul, be faithful to them! Do everything you can to serve them in this season!
John 6:66-69 – 66 At this point many of his disciples turned away and deserted him. 67 Then Jesus turned to the Twelve and asked, “Are you also going to leave?”68 Simon Peter replied, “Lord, to whom would we go? You have the words that give eternal life. 69 We believe, and we know you are the Holy One of God.
**If disciples left Jesus because they were disappointed, you’re certainly going to be tempted to leave as well… Don’t!
Philippians 2:19-23: 19 If the Lord Jesus is willing, I hope to send Timothy to you soon for a visit. Then he can cheer me up by telling me how you are getting along. 20 I have no one else like Timothy, who genuinely cares about your welfare. 21 All the others care only for themselves and not for what matters to Jesus Christ. 22 But you know how Timothy has proved himself. Like a son with his father, he has served with me in preaching the Good News. 23 I hope to send him to you just as soon as I find out what is going to happen to me here.
Others will Confirm that You Were Trained by Your Father:
Acts 4:13 – When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.
Phase 4: Pay it Forward Phase
Remember your leaders who taught you the word of God. Think of all the good that has come from their lives, and follow the example of their faith. -Hebrews 13:7
Timothy 2:2, “You have heard me teach things that have been confirmed by many reliable witnesses. Now teach these truths to other trustworthy people who will be able to pass them on to others.” (NLT)
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