“The way of a fool is right in his own eyes,
But a wise man is he who listens to counsel.”
Our family is going through a lot of change right now. We have some big decisions to make and a number of things to sort through. Our 8.5 month old son is a source of constant change as he grows, increases in mobility, and develops new sleep habits. My husband is also fairly recently out of work and considering going back to school. As God continues to move in our lives, we try to remain pliable (or become more so, as the case may be).
I am thankful to have people that I can trust who will give me counsel based off of what God has said (and is saying). Too easily, we can lose ourselves in the excitement of something new, and lose sight of reality and priorities. School, for example, would change many things in our household, but is a very exciting prospect. It’s one of those things that you can very easily start down the road of research and find yourself actually enrolling before you made the decision to. It is good to have someone double-check our motives and reasoning against the roles and priorities that God has outlined, because by the end of it, we will be more sure of our decision.
Do you have people who aren’t afraid to give you godly advice? When was the last time you asked them?