In life you must be very careful who you listen to because the wrong advice can ruin your life, marriage, family, friendship and even your relationship with God. You must learn to adapt a principle that, if the story will edify, encourage or exhort you then listen and it will uplift your spirit. However, if it is not encouraging you then it will leave you discouraged and defeated. Always remember what Proverbs 12 : 25 says,
“Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression, But a good word makes it glad”.
There are two types of people in the world: you have the positive person and then you have the negative person. The negative person always has advise for every situation, which is never good mind you, yet they never see the good in anything. These people are never happy and they love to have company with them. As the saying goes misery loves company. The positive person, on the other hand, looks for the good or lesson for every situation or problem. If they are Christian they will tell you that Romans 8: 28 tells us this, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
Who you choose to advise you on matters of importance is totally up to you but you should realize that most people give advise based on insufficient knowledge or personal information that has not been revealed to them. Some give advise based on their own personal experiences which half the time is unrelated to your problem. For instance: If you are married how can you get advice from a person who has NEVER been married. Would you ask a butcher to perform heart surgery on you if they have never practiced medicine?
As Christians when we seek God’s advice we can never go wrong. We don’t look at the problems we face, instead we look to the hills from whence cometh our help, our help comes from the God who made the heavens and the earth. the supreme being who will not let you stumble or fall. He who will keep and preserve you from evil… (Psalm 121 :1-8). We can not afford to look at the obstacles, ogres or giants we have to face instead we have to look to the promises God has given us in the Bible. Read and meditate on his words and his promises and remember that God’s advise is always better than advise from people.
Stop listening to negative advise or it will leave you defeated and miserable like the children of Israel in Numbers 13:25-14:9 whom, because of negative reports, became afraid and missed their blessings. Don’t allow people who do not believe in the mighty God you serve to block your blessings or poison your mind and thoughts. If you don not believe in God just try Him and you will see the wonderful blessings that salvation can bring. Go to the top of this blog, click on to the salvation page and follow the instructions.
All glory, praise, honor, and thanks go to God. Father thank you for inspiring me to get your message out to your people.For further studies,teachings,or materials on Gods word go to www.Riversofrevival.com.