Trust Trustworthy People… “I will do whatever you say,” Ruth answered, “So she went down to the threshing floor and did everything her mother-in-law told her to do.”
If you are not careful you fall into a pattern of using ‘rabbit ears’; you default to the counsel of whoever was the last person who offered you advice. Yes, it is important to get input from a variety of people, but promise yourself and God that you will not commit to a decision until your counselors have properly weighted all the facts, and you have prayerfully considered the various ideas offered by your trusting friends.
There are some situations you are at a complete loss of what to do. You feel you have exhausted your options and your emotional capacity is spent. You are at a crossroads and probably do not have the clarity of mind to make the best decision. This is where it is critical that you listen to learn from trustworthy people. While you are in this funk or fog, look to them for guidance and do what they say. Trust that God is speaking through them.
So where do you look for in a trustworthy person? They could be your spouse, your pastor, a relative, a doctor, a lawyer, a coach or a close friend. Pray for someone who has your best interests in mind. This person is not looking to get anything from you, rather they want to give you outstanding advice and help you through this trying transitional period in your life. A trustworthy person is someone that understands you and your situation, and maybe they have experienced a similar situation in their past.
When traveling to an unfamiliar region of the United States, or in a foreign country it can be fearful and disconcerting. Ideally your preparations will include conversations with those who have been there. They recommend what to see and what not to see, what foods to enjoy and what foods to avoid. The best scenario is for the experienced traveler to accompany you on the trip and offer you trusted advice along the way.
In the same way surround yourself with people who have been there; trustworthy individuals, a ‘go to’ person who will not lead you astray. If you currently are in the middle of an uncertainty, seek out three trusted people, discover the common theme in their counsel and simply do what they say. God is probably speaking through them.
What three people do I know who can offer trustworthy advice? What issue do I need to discuss with them?
What did I learn from the Lord in today’s Bible reading?
How will I respond?
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