Topic: No Man Is An Island [Monday May 23, 2016]
“Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.” Proverbs11:14
If you must win all the battles that pile up on your what to destiny and defeat all the enemies that lay wait on your path to rest, you must uncover the secrets of your opposition and use it for your victory. More importantly, you must realize that you need others to succeed.
If you have been thinking differently, change the mind-set that you are the first person on this journey of life. Many people have gone before you in the same career path that you have chosen. Those that have gone before you have had experiences of both failures and success. You will only be walking into disaster if you decide to go on life’s journey without seeking counsel.
No man, no matter how strong can exist as an island. You cannot succeed alone. You need people who are more knowledgeable than you to counsel and to lead you. There is absolutely nothing wrong in inquiring from such people and knowing how they arrived successfully at the destination. Lessons learnt from the experienced helps you avoid their mistakes and places you on the fast lane to your destination.
Many people fail in business because they do not conduct a proper survey before commencing business. They don’t study and ask questions whether or not the business is viable. There are students who have failed exams not because they were not intelligent, but because they failed to seek counsel on how the examination questions of previous years looked like. Proverbs 11:14 says, “Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.”
The children of Dan in Judges 18:5 asked the priest for Godly counsel because they understood the power of counsel. You can be sure of safety when you discuss with the right persons who have arrived at their place of destiny and ask them for Godly counsel. Do not also neglect the place of your spiritual father.
FURTHER READING: Proverbs 11
PRAYER/CONFESSION: I will be teachable in Jesus name and Christ help me that I be not an island.
WORDS OF WISDOM: No man, no matter how strong can succeed as an island.
Eagles Devotional is a daily revelatory and inspirational Publication by Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, the founder and presiding Pastor of Word of Life Bible Church, Warri, Nigeria.
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