“Plans go wrong for lack of advice; many advisors bring success.” Proverbs 15:22
Several years ago we had the opportunity to spend 2 days at Disney World. We were all very excited and we counted down the days until we would be at the “Happiest Place on Earth!” We had no idea what we were about to embark on, and we didn’t really have any kind of plan. After all, it was Disney World, surely, we would have plenty of opportunity for fun! There were moments of fun and we did enjoy many of the park’s attractions. Unfortunately, our overall experience left us with really no desire to go back.
I have since learned that a successful trip to Disney World takes some planning. There are plenty of things to entertain and excite you in every park. It wasn’t Disney’s fault that our trip was just “meh.” We failed to plan and we spent lots of time trying to figure out where to go next. If I would have sought out advise from those who have already been, I could have been more informed. I would have learned what to do and what not to do. We would have been able to compile all the advice and create a plan.
Often, I have a task ahead of me and I just want to get through the process. Some things I can accomplish without any instruction or advice. Now in our world of technology and online everything, I can just Google it! I read tons of reviews before buying a product, especially for things that cost a little more. I’m looking for the advice so I can make the best and right choice.
It’s so important that I seek out advice in all the major areas of my life. In parenting, finances, marriage, ministry and for sure about trips to Disney! Asking questions and learning what works and what doesn’t work.Getting wisdom from those who have been successful and have learned from their failures. I must also recognize that not all advice is good advice, that is why I need many advisors.
Thank you, Lord, today for this Word to seek out wisdom for a successful plan. Your desire it that I am successful, and you always put the right people in my life at the right time. Thank you, Lord, for those you have put in my life to shape me and lead me in your ways. Amen.
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