I often turn to my mentor for affirmation and guidance. Sometimes he is unavailable by phone or in person and I need to I reach out to others. I do so willingly because that’s how a mentor relationship works. It is not like a parental relationship where we have to wait for daddy to get home to ask for what we need. Sometimes my mentor can be reached but is unable to give me what I need because of causes in his own life and I do not recognize it. I find myself spinning in circles waiting, crying louder with thirst. Why am I still thirsty? I completely forget about pushing up my sleeves and digging another well.
Today I recognized this behavior and became willing to start digging. In doing so I found I was given what I needed as it rained down from other sources in my life. I do not have to wait and be thirsty and I do not have to abandon the cistern that is my mentor's strength. He too, will be replenished in God’s time (not mine) and if I am meant to find what I think I need, I will.
When you feel your needs are not being met do you spin your wheels or reach out to others for guidance or help?