I hear people give advice ALL THE TIME! A lot of it is horrible advice. They will give it whether you ask or not. Here is my list of horrible advice that will screw you up every time.
- Do what makes you happy! Sheryl Crow sang, “If it makes you happy, then why the **** are you so sad?” She was no theologian, but she had enough sense to know that happiness is based on circumstances which fluctuate. What makes you happy today probably won’t make you happy tomorrow.
- Follow your heart! Really?!? Your “heart” can be on an emotional roller coaster, and you plan on following your heart? The Bible says the heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked (Jeremiah 17:9).
- Do something for yourself! I am not denying that we should care for ourselves, but most people go overboard and buy themselves a boat or spend money they don’t have. If doing something for yourself will cause World War 3 when you get home or put you in massive debt, do a small kind gesture for someone else and find out how truly fulfilling that is.
If you get your advice from a fool, you’re likely to do something foolish. Get your advice from a wise person, and you are likely to make a wise choice. Whatever you do, don’t go getting advice from someone who will tell you what you want to hear. I speak from experience on this one!