“Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future. Many are the plans in the mind of man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.”
Did you cringe a little at the end of that verse? It may sound crazy but I did because unfortunately at times I start to bolt ahead with something and then I read a verse like this and I stop and panic for just a second thinking back to see if I really prayed before I made my “big plans”. I have even stopped before to say, “Oh please Lord, let this be your will.” Silly me!
Sometimes we forget that we are not above advice just because we are adults. There are many times I wish my Dad was still here on earth because I miss being able to go to him for advice and wisdom! I have learned though that God does a great job if we allow Him to replace those people we have had in our lives that pour into us and give us instruction and wisdom. God Himself will pour into you and give you His wisdom if you will take the time to listen and then do as He says.
If you are in the will of God then you can truly always rest assured that even if things seem to be falling apart around you God’s plan will stand. He may change things up a bit in order to fully accomplish all He desires to accomplish through you but His plan will not fail for you if you just follow Him!
I am still a firm believer that everyone needs a godly mentor in their lives! I cherish the lady that has mentored me for years, her wisdom has saved me from many mistakes even when I wasn’t crazy about what she had to say. Seek out godly friends and mentors, don’t just bolt ahead and then regret your decisions. Pray and ask God to give you the direction you need and know that He will keep you from making a mistake if you ask Him to! God loves you and wants His best for you ~ the best is yet to come!
“Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” Carl Bard