“The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.” Proverbs 11:14
“Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety.” Proverbs 15:22
“Without counsel plans fail, but with many advisers they succeed.” Proverbs 19:20-21
“Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future. Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.” Proverbs 24:6
“For by wise guidance you can wage your war, and in abundance of counselors there is victory.” Proverbs 24:6
Proverbs has a LOT to say about walking with the guidance of wise counsel! It speaks repeatedly about the benefits and, according to scripture, safety of having an abundance of wise counselors in our lives. This is a powerful truth that I apply myself. Years ago, I began taking inventory of the most important areas of my life. Then, I prayed that God would bring me a wise counselor, or mentor, to help shepherd and challenge me to grow in each area. As I began to pray, the Lord faithfully brought people into my life who would walk alongside me. Do you have a multitude of wise counselors in your life to help keep you blessed, safe, and challenged? If not, I would encourage you to bring it to the Lord in prayer the way I did. Ask Him to surround you with people who are doing exceptionally well in the areas of life where you desire growth or to excel. Personally, I desired to find someone I saw living and walking well in the areas of parenting, marriage, health (spiritually, as well as physically), ministry, and maturing in Christ. I call this special group of people my “lifting team.” Each contribute to lifting me to a higher standard. They hold me accountable. And, they inspire me with wise advice and guidance. Do you need a lifting team? Start today! Ask the Lord to reveal the most important areas of your life for this season. Pay attention to who around you is living exceptionally well and then pursue them! Then, pray for God ordained connections and relationships. You’ll be amazed at how He delivers!