Who do you lean on for Counsel?


Who do you first turn to for advice? The operating word is “First.” Who do you heavily lean on for support and counsel when all hell breaks loose in your life? There are three ways people err when it comes to getting help during the most difficult times of there lives:

1. They lean to heavily on their own understanding. These guys have it all figure out. They do not acknowledge God or others in all their ways – especially in difficult times. It’s not that they are too proud to go to God or seek advice – they simply believe in their own ability to handle every situation that comes their way.

2. They lean too heavily on mentors. These guys don’t necessarily think about it. They have a problem and they must speak to someone to fix the problem. They are wired in such a way that picking up the phone to confide in someone is a natural instinct.

3. They lean solely on Jesus. These guys strongly believe only Jesus can help them – and they are right. The only problem here is – Jesus told them to not only seek the will of God in everything, and in all their ways to acknowledge Him, he also told them to seek safety in the multitude of counselors and prayers from the elders.

Lean toward the Perfect Middle

What we need is the perfect middle. A strategy that will help us draw strength, power and wisdom from Jesus, the mentors he put in our lives, and the wisdom we’ve learned from past experiences. Here they are:

1. Seek Him First. Talk to Jesus first and don’t stop talking to him until you get the break through you need. Lean heavily on him.

2. Find safety in the multitude of counselors. Talk to mentors, trusted friends and confidants while you continue talking to Jesus. Heavily lean on him, but seek advice.

3. Apply the wisdom you’ve gained from past experiences. Especially if you’ve learned from them. But, don’t stop there, take steps #1 and 2 into serious consideration. Do not lean on you own understand – lean on Him.

6 responses to “Who do you lean on for Counsel?

  1. That verse is one of my all time favorite verses. I trust that The Lord will show himself strong on your behalf. Stay on that path. I will be lifting prayers up to the father on your behalf. Stay blessed! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Wendell, thank you so very much for your comment. It is indeed easy when there is a genuine, intimate relationship. Like the old hymn says, “I don’t know about tomorrow, many things about it I don’t understand – but I know who holds tomorrow and I know He holds my hand. Stay blessed!

  3. Walter,
    A very timely post. What you have written shows that the path I am taking with a serious problem is the correct one. Proverbs 3:5-6 came to mind towards the end (happens to be among my favorite verses).
    Patrick

  4. I am surprised that am not following you yet. It is kind words like yours that keep me motivated to write. Thanks a million!
    Walter
    See you on your blog!

  5. Thank you very much, I’am really glad that I’m following you. I’m still figuring out. Just wanted to say that you are an awesome blogger, Inspiring and May you inspire more readers essentially perfectly ok. greetings from Gede Prama :)

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