If you want a truly successful life, seek wisdom before you act. Just because something seems right to you, doesn’t mean it’s always the right thing to do. Proverbs 14:12 makes it clear that a way that seems right to a person can instead lead to death, a death that includes relationships, finances, and even dreams. Before you take action, consider:
- What does God say about it?
- What do wise counselors say about it?
If you don’t have counselors, seek them out. But use caution, simply because they have an opinion doesn’t mean they’re wise. A wise counselor is someone trained, or more experienced than you, whose own life reflects right choices.
If your wise counselors are against it, wait to take action and thoughtfully consider their advice.
If God is against it, simply don’t do it.
The more important the issue at hand, the more important it is to seek wisdom. Ultimately the decision is always yours, but remember, so too are the consequences.
Walk in wisdom today, my friend.
(Proverbs 12:15 ESV)
“The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.”