I was reading a book that said that a person’s financial income tends to be the AVERAGE income of their five closest friends.
That immediately led me to the question…
Who do we GO TO for guidance in making big decisions?
Who do we ASK when we’re facing an important choice?
It’s funny, but most of us tend to ask our FRIENDS…who really don’t KNOW any more than we do!
So That Got Me Thinking
If I’m asking these people WHAT I should do, or if they’re offering me advice on MY life…then what is their:
• Relational Income – Are THEY cheating on their spouse? Do they treat the important people in their life like I want to?
• Emotional Income – How do THEY react to life? Are they a negative drama-mama? Are they always in an emotional tailspin?
• Spiritual Income – Do THEY value God in their life? Are they living life for Him, or in ways that don’t honor Him? Will following their advice bring me closer to God or further away?
So many times, I’ve heard David say, “Show me your friends (who you spend time with) and I’ll show your future.”
Turning to WISE counsel is biblical. But you have access to the most wise advice in the universe.
God in heaven is always WAITING for us to ask Him to weigh-in on what’s weighing us down in life.
He wants to LIFT our weight and give us love, joy and peace.
Doesn’t He sound like a great sounding board? Let’s draw Him in on the questions and needs we have in life right now.
Prayer For Today
“Father, forgive us for overlooking You as a source of guidance and advice. We ask You to lead us and guide us today in every decision that we make. We hold nothing back and we trust You. Thank you for loving us enough to help us with everything that we bring to You In Jesus name, Amen.”