I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go:
I will guide thee with mine eye
~ Psalm 32:8, KJV ~
Someone may suggest that you apply sound doctrine: Listen and learn. Our first reaction to this advice is to resist. We may convince ourselves that not everyone may say something that might be beneficial for us. The reality is that even those who provide unsolicited advice may actually be the reason for us to stop and consider the reality of truth. What you and I learn from negative feedback may be just as useful as receiving positive counsel.
The usefulness may open our own minds to our very wrong way of thinking and believing. Our Heavenly Father will utilize these moments to teach us in the way we may want to go. He will guide us. Even when someone provides negative advice. It helps us to learn our own unsolicited advice on the way we may want to go.
Seeking out wise counsel means we open ourselves up to listen to our own self-talk and bring those thoughts to God and seek His wise counsel and wisdom.
~ Today’s Prayer and Meditation ~
Listen and learning is good advice as it helps us make significant progress in our spiritual growth. If we do this, we are well on our way seeking out wise counsel. If we do not use it well, we may soon find ourselves stuck in our own doubts and fears. All we need to do us open ourselves up to listening to our own self-talk and bring those thoughts before the Lord.
Heavenly Father, I pray that as I continue to learn and grow that I am opening myself up to my own ill-advice and counsel. Help me bring those thoughts before you and seek your wise counsel and divine insights. In Jesus name, Amen!