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 hep that I need I will utilize one or more of them. There is no “one size fits all” counselor.