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Choose Your Counselors Carefully

Posted: Saturday, May 20

Pastor Ken Beach // Creative Arts &amp; Executive Pastor

Pastor Ken Beach // Creative Arts & Executive Pastor

One Year Bible Reading Guide

1 Samuel 26:1-28:25
John 11:1-54
Psalm 117:1-2
Proverbs 15:22-23

Verse of the day:

Plans go wrong for lack of advice; many advisers bring success. (Proverbs 15:22)


For any purpose or project to be accomplished successfully, good counsel is a must. And for larger projects, a multitude of counselors are needed to get it done—one man’s thought process is not enough. I have also heard it paraphrased this way: “With counsel a man can wage war, but it takes many counselors to gain the victory”.


Team work and good counsel are vital for a large vision to be accomplished. A good counselor is one who weighs the pros and cons of a given situation and suggests the best way to accomplish something—or correct something if needed. With a multitude of counselors, goals and purposes will stand a much better chance of being completed without frustration. Here at OCAG, for larger projects and long term goals, each department is part of the whole, and weighs in with suggestions from their perspectives—perspectives developed through experience.  The result is the establishment of the vision as we set our feet on the path to victory.


We need to employ this principle in our personal lives as well. We make decisions daily, and while many of them are routine—what to have for breakfast, what to wear, etc.—many times they are life altering. This is where we need counsel, and at times, many counselors. We are all surrounded by people with experienced wisdom. They are not there by accident, they are God placed—we just need to learn who they are—we need to discern the difference between those God has placed in our path and those who do not have our best interest at heart.


You ask, how will I know the difference? James 1: 5 has your answer: “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you”.  


So there you have it—God will direct your path to those He has placed in your life to help you succeed—choose wisely.