by Sandy Kirby Quandt
Do you have someone, or someones you go to for wise godly advice? Each of us should, you know. King David did not think himself above seeking advice from a counselor he felt spoke God’s truth to him. Neither should we.
None of us are experts on everything. We all need others in our life who can help us be successful in whatever job God has for us to do. We need mentors; friends who are grounded in God’s word who can advise and correct when necessary.
Building a circle of support means we are honest with each other. It takes humility to both give and receive advice. We need people in our circle from different backgrounds, personalities, and skill sets.
If everyone we asked advice from all thought as we did, we wouldn’t need to ask their opinion, would we? They’d tell us the same thing we were thinking. No growth there.
Surrounding ourselves with friends who are lovingly honest can give us the courage, the extra push, we might need to reach our potential. They can challenge, teach, and inspire us to stretch ourselves.
These friends can help us see any blind spots we might have. But we need to choose wisely. We need to pray God brings those people into our lives who should be in our support circle, and keep out those who shouldn’t be there. Once we have our support circle, we need to make sure we each pray for the other, and pray for the godly wisdom to support each other.
I’m fortunate to have godly people in my life who support and advise. Are there people in your life you consider the same way?
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Now in those days the advice Ahithophel gave was like that of one who inquires of God. That was how both David and Absalom regarded all of Ahithophel’s advice. 2 Samuel 16:23 (NIV)
I wish you well.
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