Get A Mentor
“Without good direction, people lose their way; the more wise counsel you follow, the better your chances.”
Proverbs 11:14 (MSG)
One of the roadblocks to progress is lack of mentors. Do you have a mentor over your life? This is important because you need counsel in your life. According to our opening scripture, “the more wise counsel you follow, the better your chances.”
Uzziah became a successful king as long as he followed the counsel of his mentor Zechariah the Priest. This is why the Bible says in 2 Chronicles 26:3 (NLT), “Uzziah sought God during the days of Zechariah, who taught him to fear God. And as long as the king sought guidance from the Lord, God gave him success.”
Proverbs 15:22 (MSG) says, “Refuse good advice and watch your plans fail; take good counsel and watch them succeed.” This is one of the reasons I encourage you to read biographies, so that you can learn from the lives of great men and women who have gone ahead of us, so that you can glean counsel from their wealth of experiences; both good and bad in order to know the right path to follow so you can be successful. Being a student of history will protect you from repeating the same mistakes made by the previous generation. Remember that a wise man learns from the mistakes of others.
When Moses was taking the Israelites through the wilderness, God was with him but he also needed the experience of Hobab; his father in law who served like a mentor to him as they journeyed through the wilderness. This was what Moses said to him, “… “Don’t leave us. You know all the best places to camp in the wilderness. We need your eyes.” Numbers 10:31 (MSG). There is no meaningless detail in the Bible. God has documented this for us here so we can see the importance of following the right counsel. Who are your mentors?
Read 1 Chronicles 12:22 and 1 Samuel 23:16 and ask God to bring into your life people who will facilitate the fulfillment of your dreams and destiny.
For further study, read:
Proverbs 15:22 (NLT), Proverbs 20:18 (NLT), Proverbs 24:6.
Doing the Word
Seek and follow the counsel of your mentors.
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