Seeking advice is essential for success. If you want a long, satisfying marriage, observe couples who’ve been happily married for many years and ask for tips. If you plan to train and teach your children to be responsible, productive, God-loving adults, find parents who’ve “been there, done that” and get their advice. Before making a major purchase or booking a hotel for your next trip, check online reviews. Our activities, purchases, plans and decision-making will be more successful if we first tap into the wisdom and experiences of others.
That is what King Solomon wrote in Proverbs 15:22: “Without counsel plans fail, but with many advisers they succeed.” We all want to be successful and we all need advice at some point. When facing a major decision, let’s be wise and humble enough to seek advisers for counsel. God can use their input to help us be successful.
Prayer: Father, we admit that decision-making can be difficult. Lead us to the right people who can give us wisdom to succeed. Amen!