“A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels.” (Proverbs 1:5)
Seeking counsel from others is not a very popular Discipline. In fact, you could argue that many of us have been trained to be independent rather than interdependent. So, as we consider this Disciple this week let’s remain open to some paradigm shifts in our lives as directed by the Holy Spirit. The Bible is full of advice on seeking advice, and as we proceed through the week we will focus on some key Bible passages. Today though, we will begin with a quiz. This will be a “true or false” quiz. All you have to do for each of the 10 statements below is answer true or false for yourself.
- I am confident that I have a Biblical perspective on giving and getting advice.
- I genuinely believe that for key decisions, getting advice results in a better decision (vs. going it alone).
- For key areas of my life I have a good idea of the individuals I would trust for Godly counsel.
- I make a habit of seeking advice from trusted individuals when making difficult decisions.
- I have Christian friends in my life who I know hold me accountable for key decisions and actions.
- I test key pieces of advice with different counselors.
- I have taken the time to get to know Christians outside of my family well enough to be trusted to give advice.
- I make meeting with Christians for fellowship a priority.
- I can remember an occasion in recent memory where I have sought Christian counsel on a key decision.
- I am not the kind of individual who always tries to get my own way.
It would be great if any of you choose to share some thoughts on your results.