Plans go wrong for lack of advice; many advisers bring success. – Proverbs 15:22 (NLT)
When you’re making decisions it can be hard to know who to go to ask for advice. Many times we go get advice from people who tell us what we want to hear. If we really want to go to volleyball camp instead of going on a missions trip this summer, we go to our volleyball coach for decision-making advice. We ask the coach because we know they will tell us what we want to hear. Instead of going to a friend or someone who will tell you what you want to hear, it’s really helpful to go to someone who can give you honest, heartfelt feedback.
When looking for advice, it’s always good to go to someone who has a good track record on the subject you need advice on. For example, if you’re wanting advice about how to be successful in college, you’d want to get advice from someone who had been to college before and had gotten good grades and done well there. If you need advice about relationships, go to someone who has been successful in their own relationships.
Getting advice from others can be really beneficial. You can learn from the experiences of others and not make the same mistakes they did. So if you’re faced with a big decision today, consider asking someone for some godly advice. Once you get that advice, make sure you balance it out with what God is telling you to do. God is the only one who knows all about you. He’s also full of wisdom, so make sure that you follow His leading above all else. However, if God hasn’t spoken to you about a decision, it’s ok to follow the advice of others.
Today, learn from the lessons of others. Choose to lean on godly advice and use it to help you make a good decision.