Proverbs 15:22 NKJV, Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established.
Proverbs 15:22 CEV, “Without good advice everything goes wrong — it takes careful planning for things to go right.”
Psalm 1: 1 CEV, “God blesses those people who refuse evil advice and won’t follow sinners or join in sneering at God.”
A good adviser does three things: they observe, instruct and motivate. At first, the thought of someone evaluating you may be intimidating. Don’t settle for less. Don’t sell yourself cheap. Don’t let anyone talk you down. Prioritize your life for our time on earth is short.
Here’s a list of some essential areas in which you might consider inviting an adviser to evaluate you:
- spiritual development,
- personal discipline,
- family relationships,
- decision making,
- handling finance,
- conflict resolution,
- picking the right people,
- breaking bad habits and establishing good ones,
- goal setting and planning for the future.
If you’re serious about succeeding, look for an environment where you will be mentored, not just paid. Initially, what you learn is more important than what you earn, because what you learn early determines what you earn later. What you don’t know can hurt you, but it puts a lid on your potential. Opening doors of evaluation is something you owe to yourself and those who depend on you.
And don’t let it stop with you. Pass on what you’ve been given to somebody else. Jesus said, ‘Freely you have received, freely give’ (Matthew 10:8 NKJV). ‘But I’m too young, nobody is going to take me seriously,’ you say. Paul told Timothy, ‘Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young but set an example’ (1 Timothy 4:12 NIV).
You’re not responsible for knowing everything; you’re just responsible for sharing what you know with others. As you pour into them what God and others have poured into you, they will go further and faster too. So, ask God for a good adviser and become one to somebody else.
Stop taking advice from ungodly people – worldly Wisdom is controlled by the devil so it is not good, Amen