Listen to advice and accept discipline; then you, too, will become wise. People might make many plans, but what the Lord says is what will happen. Proverbs 19:20-21 ERV
Instant answers are awesome. In this day and age one can get a response as fast as your fingers can type or as quickly as talking to a friend. There is nothing wrong with seeking counsel, it helps us become wise. But as followers of Christ, we must seek His opinion as well. Someone telling us what we want to hear doesn’t mean it’s His idea for us. And someone’s disagreement doesn’t mean we have messed up His ideas for our lives. We must walk discerningly.
Discernment can be hard. Walking confidently into the unknown, head high, knowing God is good and does good. Absolutely, have your tribe walk alongside you, letting others in on your life, but pursue Him more than the opinions of others. Dear Heart, seek Him first above all else. It can result in stepping out in faith when you have no idea what is ahead, and that’s ok. You don’t have to know exactly where He’s going with you to know it will be good. Trust Him to fulfill the purposes He has planned for your life. So take a step today, or a leap, or just be still in where He has you. Joyfully understand that “what the Lord says is what will happen.”
Father, Thank You for being the One who will see to fulfillment the plans you have for my life. Help me seek Your ways and thoughts above all others. I love You so much. Amen.
What can you do to remind yourself to approach Him above all others in regards to what is going on in your life?
How can you encourage others to seek Him first today when you’re asked for your opinion?
Alli is a native Texan but calls Louisiana home. During the week she teaches English and video chats with her nephew. On the weekends you'll find her lacing up her tennis shoes for a run, her nose in a book learning more about her Redeemer and Friend, and writing Sunday lessons for the younger hearts at Living Hope Fellowship. Her heart is for encouraging others to taste and see that God is breathtakingly good to and through them.