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Series Big Thought:
My direction, not my intentions, determine my destination.

Plans fail when you don’t ask for advice, but with many wise advisors they will succeed.

-Proverbs 15:22

3 Reasons I May Not Ask For Advice:

1. I think I what I need to know.

2. I’ll about myself, if people think I know what I’m doing, even if I don’t have a clue.

3. I think it will be figuring out how or who to get advice from.

A wise person will listen and gain instruction, and a discerning person will seek wise counsel.

-Proverbs 1:5

The Secrets of Getting Good Counsel:

1. Knowing I will be in need of good counsel.

2. I must ask advice from people.

Where there is no counsel people fall, but victory is won when there are many advisors.

-Proverbs 11:14

3. I can’t let keep me from what I don’t know.

Pride causes trouble so be wise and take advice.

-Proverbs 13:10

Fools think their own way is right, but the wise listen to others.

-Proverbs 12:15

4. It is almost always best to take counsel from those who
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To discuss during the week with your family or Life Group

1. Talk about a time you discovered something that you didn’t know you didn't know. What was it like having that “lightbulb moment”? How did it change your life or perspective?
2. How has pride kept you from seeking advice in the past?
3. Of the 4 areas of getting wise counsel Gilbert discussed, which one are you most susceptible to getting wrong? Why?
4. Who do you have in your life to not just get counsel from, but wise, Godly counsel?
5. What is your next step as a result of this message?