Every Believer starts their journey of faith as an “infant.” What does that mean? It means the longer you seek wise counsel and the Lord, the more you will grow and mature in your faith.
“Brothers and sisters, I could not address you as people who live by the Spirit but as people who are still worldly—mere infants in Christ.”—1 Corinthians 3:1
What You Need to Do to Grow Your Faith
- Spend time in God’s Word daily
- Find fellowship and community
- Seek wise counsel
We are going to focus on why and how you must seek wise counsel. We will also look at the benefits of seeking wise counsel as well as what is at stake if you don’t.
What Are You Searching For… Direction, Prayer, or Purpose? Seek Wise Counsel
For many of you, you don’t know which way to go. You feel lost in the midst of your trials, and you crave direction. Perhaps you pray and are in God’s Word daily, but there is still confusion surrounding you.
Beloved, it is because there is a piece of the puzzle that is missing. You must seek wise counsel! There are times that prayer and God’s Word needs the additional water of wise counsel.
What is really standing in your way of finding what you are searching for is the lack of wise counsel. Let’s look at 7 reasons to seek wise counsel.
7 Reasons to Seek Wise Counsel
The book of Proverbs is referred to as “wisdom literature.” This is because it personifies wisdom and unpacks the need to seek wise counsel by explaining the benefits of seeking it and the cost of not seeking it.
Proverbs 1:1-7 lists 7 reasons to seek wise counsel.
- For gaining wisdom and instruction and for understanding words of insight
- For receiving instruction in prudent behavior and for doing what is right and just and fair
- For giving prudence to those who are simple
- For giving knowledge and discretion to the young
- For letting the wise listen and add to their learning
- For allowing those who are discerning to receive guidance
- For understanding proverbs and parables, the sayings and riddles of the wise
In short, the reason to seek wise counsel is not only for you to receive direction, but also to grow in wisdom and pass that wisdom on to others!
Seek Wise Counsel! 5 Bible Verses That State the Benefits
- “Listen to advice and accept discipline, and at the end you will be counted among the wise. Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.”—Proverbs 19:20-21 (emphasis added)
- “The one whose walk is blameless is kept safe, but the one whose ways are perverse will fall into the pit.”—Proverbs 28:18 (emphasis added)
- “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”—2 Timothy 3:16-17 (emphasis added)
- “Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither—whatever they do prospers.”—Psalm 1:1-3 (emphasis added)
- “My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart, for they will prolong your life many years and bring you peace and prosperity.”—Proverbs 3:1-2 (emphasis added)
The Lesson to Learn…
When you seek wise counsel, it positions to receive…
- Wisdom for yourself
- What you need to be equipped for every good work
- Peace and prosperity
- A yield of good fruit and long life
What’s at Stake If You Don’t Seek Wise Counsel?
“Do not be misled: ‘Bad company ruins good morals.’”—1 Corinthians 15:33
We were not made to be an island. We need to be in community. Therefore, we have a choice…
- Will we seek wise counsel and friends who live by the principle of iron sharpening iron (Proverbs 27:17)?
- Will we surround ourselves with folly, strife, and those who speak words that tickle our ears (2 Timothy 4:3)?
If we choose the latter, we set ourselves up for the above benefits to be null and void. God’s Word is clear that when we seek wise counsel, we are also seeking instruction. We must heed to that instruction so that we can grow in our faith and step into our destiny, purpose, and freedom.
How to Seek Wise Counsel?
Step 1: Begin praying and asking God to reveal how to seek wise counsel. When you start to seek wise counsel, it’s important that the endeavor is Spirit-led. Because we each have a purpose, God will place those in your life who can provide instruction for that purpose. Ask Him to open your eyes and ears to those who speak His truth into your life.
Step 2: Stay in the Word. As you pray, and even as the wise counsel speaks instruction into your life, you will want to ensure you are placing those spiritual seeds in nutrient-rich soil. The way to do that is by connecting the instruction, prayer, and wise counsel to the Word.
Step 3: Connect to prophetic teaching and prayer. Seeking wise counsel is wise during any season, but its crucial when you need direction and prayer. This is the purpose of our Live Conference Call, which is a live prophetic teaching every week.
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Beloved, you are too blessed and too anointed to be disappointed! You deserve wise counsel that will guide you into multiplied wisdom and understanding, so that you can move forward, receiving and releasing blessings during every season of your life.