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:
- I don’t think I prayed enough about it and
- 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 Truth@Work.
- 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 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.