you need an abundance of these

leaf AUG 2013Good morning. We had a great time this past weekend with the leadership, deacons and members of Fredonia Hill Baptist Church in Nacogdoches, Texas this weekend. Being able to share with their staff and deacons at their deacons’ retreat was a special time. Great group of men that made me feel right at home. Then I had the privilege of speaking to the church on Sunday. So Angela and I had a great time this weekend.

What do you need an abundance of – Besides money or time? 🙂

In Proverbs 11:14 the Scripture says “. . . but in an abundance of counselors there is safety.” Do you have an “abundance” of counselors? Are there people you go to for advice on major decisions or do you wing it on your own?

My personal tendency is to make decisions on my own, but I found many years ago, the wisdom of seeking the advice of others. Not only that, I developed my own personal “advisory council”. A group of five men I call every five to six weeks just to talk with them, learn from them and to seek their advice on different topics. The result has been rich for me.

Now this was not natural for me as I score extremely high on the freedom aspect of assessments, meaning I tend to act independently.So it is a learned behavior.

We all need the help of others. So be proactive and develop a group of people to become your advisors. Follow the teachings of Scripture and learn from “an abundance of counselors.”

Have a great week!