“Looking at the man, Jesus felt genuine love for him. “There is still one thing you haven’t done,” he told him. “Go and sell all your possessions and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” At this the man’s face fell, and he went away sad, for he had many possessions.”
Mark 10:21-22 NLT
My stepdaughter became involved in the political field during her last few years at University and realized a passion she didn’t know she had. Morgan recognized that to enter into a political career she needed to complete a government Internship. She landed an amazing position as the summer Intern for the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport. She learned so much and was blessed to be a part in the success of the 2015 Toronto Pan Am games. Morgan was willing to move four hours away from home and work two jobs in order to position herself one-step closer to her dream.
The rich young ruler in the scripture above “said” he wanted to do whatever it took to gain eternal life. Jesus even offered him a personal Internship, but he refused when he felt the cost to follow was much too great. His decision was a drastic contrast to the choice of Jesus’ disciples. When Jesus found a group of fishermen out fishing, he called them and offered the same type of Internship as He had to the rich young guy. The Bible tells it like this, “Follow Me,” Jesus told them, “and I will make you fish for people!” Immediately they left their nets and followed Him.” (Mark 1:17-18). The disciples’ lives were forever changed as they followed Jesus.
The Bible is full of Internship examples like: Moses and Joshua, Elijah and Elisha, Paul & Timothy, Jesus and the disciples. So, are you a ‘Moses’ or a ‘Joshua’ right now? There will always be mentors and people who need mentoring. You’re wise to learn from godly direction, and a blessing when you lead with heart.
Father…I thank-you for placing godly mentors in my life that help me grow into the person you’ve divinely designed me to be. Help me to discern what season I’m in, whether it’s time for me to lead or a time for me to teach. May I always stay registered in Your Internship program! In Jesus Name…Amen
Dare To Share who you would love to intern under or about a great internship you had?
Record it in the Comment Section below and bolster the faith of someone else!
I was just recently reading II Timothy 2:2 and realizing that there are four generations of “internships” mentioned there
3. Faithful men
This is the biblical model for discipleship, and we will be wise if we follow it. Thanks for your words that brought this verse back to mind this morning!
That’s awesome Michele! I love how God will keep speaking to us about something! That means He wants us to take note. Keep mentoring others with intentionality as you write your blog!
Sherry, I so enjoyed your post. Mentors are so important. I’ve been blessed to have women step into that role for me throughout my life from high school on. I’ve done some mentoring of others as well. It’s definitely a relationship to be entered into with prayer and purpose. After college, I lived with a family, and the lady of the family challenged me to draw closer to the Lord, to live authentically, and to be humble enough to ask for forgiveness when I’ve sinned against another. I also had a friend who helped me to truly fall in love with God’s word while I was in my 20’s. The lasting impact of these two women on my life has guided decisions and life choices.
If I could intern under anyone? I would choose Elisabeth Elliott. I know, it’s a bit late for this, but she was such a fascinating, out-of-the-box thinking lady. I look forward to meeting her in heaven one day.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today. It’s so nice to “meet” you. 🙂
Jeanne, it’s so nice to “meet” you too! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I remember reading about Elisabeth Elliott in Bible College. She would be amazing to mentor under. It’s great when people’s stories are recorded so we can be mentored by them even when they’re passed on!
Thank you for this, Sherry. I’ve never thought about the internships in the Bible, quite like this before. And I think I’m in both seasons right now…both being mentored and mentoring. Thanks for sharing your wisdom in this today!
Angela, I think that’s a great position to be in. One hand reaching up and the other hand lifting someone else up! Hope you had a blessed Thanksgiving!