Seeking Out Good Counsel

Proverbs 24:6 says that, “In a multitude of counselors there is victory.”

Recently I had a fairly significant situation in my life regarding a major decision that I needed to make.  Now in my own mind, I already knew what I wanted to do.   I had chartered my own course and my mind was made up.  I really did not have a great sense of peace about this decision- but I went forward with it anyway.  You see I rationalized to myself that I must be “over-thinking” it.

Now regarding this particular decision, I think in hindsight I made 2 major mistakes:

  1. I don’t think I prayed enough about it  and
  1. I really didn’t seek out wise counsel or advice about my issue

Now of course I ended up making the wrong decision.   (Oh my-what a surprise!)


Now why did I not seek out wise counsel before making this decision?

Well I believe my own pride got in the way.  You see I once heard it said that “A smart man learns from his own mistakes- but a wise man learns from someone else’s mistakes.”


Well let me ask, what issues or decisions are you facing today?

Maybe you have a challenge or issue at your work or in your career and you really don’t know what to do.  Well let me advise you: seek out wise counsel from someone that you greatly respect.  Don’t let your pride get in the way.  That person may prevent you from making a major mistake- or they may simply give you another perspective on your issue.


You see when you seek out good and wise counsel- you’re applying the [email protected].


Application Questions:

  • 1What does this message say to you?
  • 2What issues or decisions are you facing today?
  • 3Do you know someone who you can seek good and wise council from regarding your issues/decisions you may be facing?

Ray is the Co-Founder of Truth At Work. Prior to this role, he served as CEO until January 2016. In his role of Co-Founder, Ray is responsible for building high level strategic relationships on behalf of Truth At Work, facilitates several Round Table Groups, helps establish new markets, develops new curriculum, as well as serving as host of Truth At Work’s “Bottom Line Faith” podcast series. Additionally, Ray is in the process of writing two new books that will be released in the coming months. Ray is also a highly sought after speaker at churches and retreats across America, where for years he has challenged followers of Christ to integrate their faith in and through the marketplace on a daily basis. He is also part of the speaking faculty for Orlando, Florida based “Man In the Mirror” ministry where he conducts seminars and retreats across the country.

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