Monday, January 26, 2015

January 27, 2015

"Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed." Proverbs 15:22

If you have been following this series on "Ask It!", the question that leads to wise decisions, you have no doubt thought, "If I only would have known to ask this question sooner in my life I could have avoided by greatest regret."

Indeed you would have and that only adds to your regret.

There is no doubt you would have benefited from asking the questioning, listening to the answer and acting on it. But honestly, didn't you have at least SOME doubts or second thoughts? 

I would think any big decision that doesn't warrant a second thought probably isn't worth making. And any decision worth a second thought is worth a second opinion.

Did you seek a second opinion?

Or, a third and a fourth opinion?

If you sought a second wise counsel did you heed the advice you received?

The wisest man who ever lived, Solomon, understood the value of seeking wise counsel when facing important decisions. Trusted people who care about you can help you avoid blind spots in your decision-making and offer you objective viewpoints that you are incapable of having.

Solomon was highly sought as an adviser by kings, queens and princes of other nations. I wouldn't be surprised if while they were seeking his counsel he may have ran a few of his pending decisions past them.

If the wisest man who ever lived recognized the need to seeking advise from wise people, shouldn't you?

I'm guessing that if you look back to the cause of your biggest regrets you will realize how you could have benefited from good counsel. 

Are there people in your life who love you enough to speak truth to you regarding to your decision? You may not always like the advice they give you but you need to hear it and give it consideration.

Wise people are wise enough to know they need the wisdom of others!