7 Steps To Benefiting From Mentoring or Pastoral Guidance – 4

Step 4 – Be teachable and take instructions

2 Kings 4:1-7A certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets cried out to Elisha, saying, “Your servant my husband is dead, and you know that your servant feared the Lord. And the creditor is coming to take my two sons to be his slaves.” So Elisha said to her, “What shall I do for you? Tell me, what do you have in the house?” And she said, “Your maidservant has nothing in the house but a jar of oil.” Then he said, “Go, borrow vessels from everywhere, from all your neighbors–empty vessels; do not gather just a few. And when you have come in, you shall shut the door behind you and your sons; then pour it into all those vessels, and set aside the full ones.” So she went from him and shut the door behind her and her sons, who brought the vessels to her; and she poured it out. Now it came to pass, when the vessels were full, that she said to her son, “Bring me another vessel.” And he said to her, “There is not another vessel.” So the oil ceased. Then she came and told the man of God. And he said, “Go, sell the oil and pay your debt; and you and your sons live on the rest.

This characteristic is essential for anyone to be able to receive impartation from a man of God and to walk in the power of God. It is important you know that being teachable is what will make you a master in the near future. You cannot despise instruction and become an instructor.

If you want the grace on your mentor’s life you should be humble enough to listen, hear him out and follow his instructions because if you cannot be instructed you cannot be developed. Jesus blessed and imparted the people around him via his teaching and preaching. Whenever He wanted to heal the sick he gave an instruction. He said to the crippled “rise up and walk”; to the blind he said “receive your sight”; to the dead he said “come forth” and the list goes on.

So, to walk under the cover and in the anointing of a man of the God you must be teachable and ready to follow instruction even if you do not feel like doing it. Do it anyway with a good attitude.

Further reading

Acts 18:24-28, Proverbs 9:8, Proverbs 4:20-22

Personal declaration for the day

I am submissive and I am teachable therefore the grace on my mentor and pastor shall rest on me in Jesus’ name. I will be equipped for success in all that I do in Jesus’ mighty name. Amen.

Questions for you to reflect on

Do you like taking instruction?

How often do you follow through?