Sometimes it’s hard to see the full picture of a situation when you are in the middle of it. The circumstance can be so hard to clearly understand, that it leads to confusion and makes it impossible to make the right decision. This is when it is so important to seek not just counsel, but wise counsel. The Bible says: Plans go wrong for lack of advice; many advisers bring success. – Proverbs 15:22 (NLT)
My husband and I had to do this recently and seek counsel about our business, Roofing by Design Inc. We have had some things happen that I would wish upon no one, but they happened to us. We found ourselves wondering what God was doing. Asking questions as to why, how or when will this ever end? After a few weeks, we knew we needed to seek wise counsel. That emotionally our flesh was drowning our spirit. We knew we didn’t want to make any mistakes or bad decisions. We needed someone from the outside to look inside because my husband and I only were seeing from the inside.
The counsel we received was just what our spirit needed. To put it simply, we received methodological answers with encouragement from a trustworthy friend; a friend that is blessed with amazing wisdom and a heart to see people succeed. When I left there, I felt as though I could conquer this mountain the enemy tried to place before us. My spirit was refreshed and my faith renewed. Although I knew, I was clouded in my situation, that although I may not see the end in sight, God is working behind-the-scenes for me. I love the New Living Translation of this verse:
So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever. - 2 Corinthians 4:18 (NLT)
It’s almost as though when situations and circumstances seem overwhelming, the image of standing in the middle of mountains grabbing and pulling you down, yet with outstretched hands and eyes looking up I focus on Him…the Author and Finisher of our faith (Hebrews 12:2).
I encourage you today, if you are in a circumstance or situation that it seems as though the more you pray, the more you seek God, nothing seems to move. Seek wise counsel. Seek someone you can trust not just with the situation but in their answers. Pray and ask God who that person might be. Look at what this verse says:
Where there is no guidance the people fall, but in abundance of counselors there is victory. – Proverbs 11:14 (NASB)
How many of you want the victory over your circumstance?