Getting Counsel Is A Wise Decision

Getting counsel in your life and your business is a good thing. This morning in my devotions I read 2 Samuel 16. What impressed me was David’s counselor Ahithophel. Although the man himself turned into a traitor against King David and his end was inglorious, his counsel was good… very good. The Bible records his counsel as, “And the counsel of Ahithophel, which he counselled in those days, was as if a man had enquired at the oracle of God: so was all the counsel of Ahithophel both with David and with Absalom.” (2 Samuel 16:23).

This struck a chord with me. Lately in my businesses, I have been feeling stuck. Then I got some scary personal news. So what do I do? I sought counsel. If King David had a counselor, so too I will seek counsel for myself. I have a coach in my business, I have my pastor, my husband, friends, business associates, books and even the Internet. Although I have a different relationship with each of the above, they all give me a form of counsel. Depending upon the kind and amount of help that I need I will utilize one or more of them. There is no “one size fits all” counselor.

Getting counsel

God Is a Counselor

Well, except One. One of God’s names is “Counselor” as Isaiah 9:6 tells us.   I ask God for direction daily and even more so when I get bad news on several different fronts. Since I seek God’s counsel, I know that He will give it to me. But He will use people, possibly some of those that I have mentioned above and perhaps someone(s) new to me.

Seeking counsel from God and from the people He has put into your life, is not a sign of weakness. Rather it is a sign of strength. You know your limitations. But when you seek counsel you are telling your counselors that you want to solve your problems, you want to move on from being limited, you are seeking to learn and to grow.

Your Counselors

No matter how wise or intelligent you are, you don’t know everything. We seek counsel every time we go to the doctor, to the veterinarian, to the garage mechanic to name a few. Getting counsel may just be reading an inspirational or self-help book. You are not a failure if you feel you need sound advice for financial, emotional or spiritual decisions. So if you are feeling stuck today, in whatever area (or areas), I encourage you to first ask God for His direction and counsel, expecting and knowing that He will guide you. Then seek out, ask for advice and apply and use the advice that you are given. Then you will be able to move ahead in your life and in your business in a positive way.  

One of the best things about a network marketing business is that it is structured in such a way that you get free help from those more experienced than you. Getting help and advice and encouragement is a form of counsel. I personally both, seek advice and am in the position to counsel others when they come to me. What we learn in the trenches, we learn to not only to help ourselves but to also help others when they need it in their personal life or in their business. Receiving and giving counsel is an important part of a thriving life and business, it is both a sign of humility and a sign of strength. Thank God for His direction and for the counselors in your life today.

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I'm Mary Jane, child of God, wife of Joe, mom to furry little ones, writer and author of The Faith Series devotionals. Trying every day to be better this day than I was yesterday in every part of my life. Thank you for visiting.


  • Peggy
    February 9, 2022 at 6:06 pm

    I agree with Mary Jane’s comments on seeking counsel FIRST from God through His Word and prayer, allowing Him to direct us to any other counsel. Thank you for this article.

  • Carrie
    February 21, 2021 at 2:59 pm

    Beautifully said❤. God speaks to us through His Word and through people He has placed in our life. If we NEVER ask for directions, we may waste time wondering why we are lost. As soon as we ask for directions and God shows us the next step we keep moving forward. Seek, ask, knock in prayer and God WILL help you FIND YOUR WAY. Thank you for this wonderful reminder Mary Jane…

    Ephesians 3:20 & 21 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.


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