Seeking Advice

Ocean Crest Resort view from balcony, Moclips, Washington

So many times in my life, I sought advice from people — Pastors, friends, family, even acquaintances who I thought were “wise.”

Of course, I would weigh the advice against what my gut was telling me.  Sometimes things worked out, other times they didn’t and I’d have to work through the bad advice.

What I’ve learned is that our lives are made up of experiences.  Some good, some bad.  So the advice we give or take is a conglomeration of those experiences.  It doesn’t matter so much if we have a degree in psychology or psychiatry or family counseling.  Everyone uses their past to make decisions in the present.

Consequently, advice can be tainted by our personal view.

And so it only seems appropriate to get advice from Someone whose view is not tainted.  Who can see the end from the beginning.  A Wonderful Counselor.  That’s His title.  His name is Jesus.

And He will be called, Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.  Isaiah 9:6.

No tainted advice here.  He only seeks for my good and if I follow His advice, I will experience the peace He offers no matter how many conflicts I go through.

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