At a certain age, we have a company of good friends (peer mentors) to keep us on track, and keep us in prayer – giving each other permission to speak the truth to our lives, and we trust that it stemmed from their love. Yes, there are godly mentors in my life, that I can always bounced with to keep me on track.
We need both, as we are yet complete in Christ, and are still living in that tension of flesh and spirit. They keep us alert to our blindness and deafness. They reflect to us what is God-honoring and what is walking in faith.