If we’ve ever needed help to figure out life, it’s now! Read on for ideas on how to find wise counsel. It could be the difference between failure and success!
What are we supposed to do with 2020? Between virtual or in school issues with Covid, relatives that want to debate politics & so much more, we need “wise counsel” more than ever. It’s hard enough to try to figure out life on our own. But throw in a year like this one and MAN! We need all the help and “wise counsel” we can get.
Can “wise counsel” be the difference between failure & success?
I’ve heard this advice many times growing up, especially from my very wise mom:
“Refuse good advice and watch your plans fail;Proverbs 15:22
take good counsel and watch them succeed.”
So, if “wise counsel” is the difference between my plans succeeding (which I want) or failing (which nobody wants), where do we sign up?
We need wisdom in 2020 more than ever.
If we’ve ever needed wisdom to help us figure out life, 2020 has made it ridiculously clear — YES, we need it and now! But how do we find the “wise counsel” that can help us make better choices? And where do we start to look?
Start here to find wise counsel.
First, look up.
If we keep trying to figure things out on our own, that’s one step closer to failure. We NEED wise counsel to see our plans succeed. So, look up. Who are the people that impress you with their success? They could be wonderful parents, leaders, caring people who are disciplined and driven. It could be an older mom who’s “been there done that.” Or maybe someone who has lost a ton of weight and maintained the healthy life you dream of having, too.
But who is really “wise”?
Look up and try to come up with a short list of people you believe are wise. But be careful. This definition of “wise” says it’s someone who is:
“characterized by wisdom: marked by deep understanding, keen discernment, and a capacity for sound judgment.”Definition of wise from the Merriam-Webster Dictionary
People who have a deep understanding of issues usually have a lot of experience, which often means someone older. Keen discernment can also come from a long life of learning first hand thru a lot of trial and error.
Again, look up. Someone wise might be more than just our friends or co-workers. These could be our grandparents or older mentors.
You probably know some wonderfully wise people already!
And I bet they’d be more than happy to share their wisdom with you.
- Your parents or grandparents
- Older relatives
- A former teacher or boss you’ve always admired
- A pastor or Bible study leader (if you’re a Christian like me!)
- A friend who has experience in what you need (like when we ALL switched from in person school to virtual at home — I needed TONS of advice from all my homeschool friends!)
I’m sure you can think of more to add to this list! Please share in the comments. For real — we need ALL the wise counsel we can get in 2020 … and I’m sure it’ll come in handy in the future, too! 😉
Laughing thru life,