I was working on something recently, and I wasn’t sure if it would work as well as I had in mind. After contemplating, I reached out to a couple of people whom I knew would be honest and give constructive criticism. They helped confirm that I was headed in the right direction.
Most people won’t do what I did. Why might that be? Many allow pride to keep them from seeking advice. They are afraid that if they ask for advice, it is a sign of a lack of knowledge or confidence.
I see it as a sign of being teachable. I would not ask for advice earlier in life. It was not until I hit a road block in music ministry that I began to reach out to people. I encountered several pompous individuals who did not care to invest in me, but I eventually found people who built me up and geared me in the right direction. Some of those are still trusted advisors today.
I especially want to encourage those of you who are facing huge problems that you can’t resolve. Seek a counselor! Find someone who will dig beneath the surface and get to the root of your issue. Who cares what others say about you? You are strong enough to admit you’re weak. That is to be commended.
With that said, here is some great biblical wisdom from the book of Proverbs.
“Where there is no counsel, the people fall; But in the multitude of counselors there is safety.” Proverbs 11:14 NKJV
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