"A wise man will hear and increase in learning, and a man of understanding will acquire wise counsel...." Proverbs 1:5
As you learn to ask this question that answers just about anything, "What is the wise thing for me to do?", it can cause you to think about your greatest regret and wish you would have asked the question BEFORE you did the regrettable deed.
One of the reasons for spending six weeks on this study is to save you from future regrets by asking this question at every invitation, every impulse, every decision point and every opportunity.
When you look back on your greatest regret you may say something like, "Why didn't I see that coming?" Or, "How could I have been so foolish?"
Have you ever made that statement?
Maybe you didn't see it or maybe you did but ignored it.
Maybe you didn't want to see it.
Why were you so blind at this crucial moment?
It was because emotions got involved in your decision and emotions often cloud judgment. Making emotional decisions is what leads to regrettable decisions.
If you didn't see it coming because you were too emotionally involved, chances are there was someone in your life who saw it coming. Perhaps he tried to caution you - but you didn't listen.
That is precisely why Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived pointed out the foolishness of not seeking an objective opinion prior to making a big decision.
Wise people seek the counsel of other wise people before making life-changing decisions.That is why wise people end up with more success and fewer regrets.
Are you facing a major decision?
Do you have some trusted friends you can turn to for counsel?
Will you listen to them!
It would be a wise thing to do!