Who doesn’t need counsel…??!!!

We are all on a journey, a journey God has mapped out for us. But for that plan to take shape in our lives there is something we need. For us to be successful and accomplish what God has called us to do it’s important we realize the importance of advisors, counselors, and mentors in our lives. I will not say it is a must have but it is very important.
King David as mighty as he was had counselors.

Jonathan, David’s uncle, a wise and literate counselor, and Jehiel son of Hacmoni were responsible for rearing the king’s sons. 
Ahithophel was the king’s counselor, Hushai the Arkite was the king’s friend. Ahithophel was later replaced by Jehoiada son of Benaiah and by Abiathar. 
Joab was commander of the king’s army.  1 Chronicles 27:33-34

King David surrounded himself and his family with wise people. Even though he was king and even though He had a relationship with God he still had people who he could go to for counsel. This is a lesson for us too. We need to surround ourselves with wise people. We don’t need to be afraid to ask for counsel from people we deem as wise! We were not created to be an island. God created community for a reason.
Surrounding yourself with wise people is a very intentional thing. You have to go out and ask people. You have to humble yourself and go to someone who has been through more and ask for help.

I haven’t got to where I am by myself. There were times I just had no idea what I supposed to do but God brought people in my life who brought clarity to me. Your destiny is about other people and INVOLVES other people. You were not created to be a one man army! Reading the scripture I shared with you was a good reminder for me. If King David needed counselors and he was a man after God’s heart how much more do I need counselors?

Do you have someone who you can go to for advise and counsel from time to time. I don’t think it’s supposed to be all day everyday. God is the first point of call. King David always turned to God first and it seemed as he walked the road God marked out for him, God brought wise men into his life. Like I said in the beginning, having counselors is important. Counselors and advisors come in many forms these days. There is nothing that states your counselor or advisor must be someone who lives in the same area as you or must be someone who you can talk to face to face or must be the same colour or age or gender! Ask God to show you why certain people are in your life! Don’t limit yourself. One of my mentors is dead. I learn from him through the material he has left behind. Another counselor of mine lives on another continent who I have never met face to face! God wants you to accomplish your destiny. To make sure you accomplish it God sends you people to help. We just need to be humble enough to admit we need help and ask for help. God will not leave you alone.


18 thoughts on “Who doesn’t need counsel…??!!!

  1. You are very right. We are all at various levels in our walk with the Lord and as we make that journey there are those we may be able to counsel and those who can help us. We’re all in it together, as the saying goes. Blessings to you.

  2. Great post Rolain – I totally agree. Yes, God is our first port of call, but he does provide people at each step of our journey to speak wisdom into our lives. So true that we have to be intentional (and discerning) about it – wise people don’t always just appear out of nowhere hey.

    • A great point Ali. We need to be discerning as well. We could get ourselves into trouble if we don’t take care in who we confide in. We really need God to show us who we are to trust and be transparent with….Thanks for that insight.

      • No worries 🙂
        It often springs to mind because I once put my trust in a mentor who seemed godly, but the whole experience worked to lead me away from Christ for a while. All good now, but it was a lesson I had to learn, as hard as it was.

  3. I love this post! I agree with you! God loves us so much! We are His children and He’ll always give us direction. We just have to ask Him. 🙂

    • He are His children and He will always give us direction……That statement is so true Sam. The basis He does all He does is because He loves us!! Thanks…..


  4. I love how you point out that our destiny involves other people. Christians – esp in individualistic America – can think of their journey singularly and of only their relationship with God. But Christ purchased us into a family of adopted brothers and sisters. Our salvation is communal, and so is the journey of grace in it.

    You might want to respell. Advise is the verb. You were after the noun advice, I believe. I’d love you to delete this part of the comment, Batman.

    I have prayed and asked for advise.

    • Hi Diana!
      I hope you are strong and doing well?
      You are so right, God has purchased us into a family of adopted brothers and sisters!! ( I love that)
      God created us so we could have a relationship with Him but He also created us for other people! To talk, relate, listen, to others! We need each other!

      Thank you for your insight and thank you for the advise you gave at the end…..I appreciate it because I can grow as a writer!

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