If you are like me in the sense of friendship, you value people; lots of respect is given to others even if they don’t happen to be in a close circle with you. But for the sake that they are humans, you tend to respect them, until they prove that they don’t understand the premise of trust and respect of persons, you still respect them, but you learn to avoid them.
On both of my hands I can give a count of the some very “close” friends I have had in my lifetime (it’s not all that long, but enough numbers to count in a crunch). I will also be the first to admit that “girlfriend got some problems”; again, we all have our special moments, but we won’t get into that now.
The point of those generalization is to suggest that when you have friends who are close to you, one or the other tend to want to give suggestions and hints on how to approach situations in each other’s life. At times the suggestions can sound pretty good, and the hints very strong; however, what can break a relationship is if you decide not to act or take the very good suggestions being offered.
I have been in such predicaments before, on both sides of the spectrum and I can admit it is good at times to get good feedback or advice on certain situations I am dealing with that seem somehow huge in nature. Can I suggest that this is one of the biggest deceptions we make as humans; that we need the feedback of another person to make our decisions?
If we look at scriptures, we are advised to make God and Him only our trust; scripture also warns us against trusting in flesh (Psalm 143:3); another verse warns us not let the right hand know what the left hand is doing (Matthew 6:3). And I believe if I delve into Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and some of the noteworthy scriptures written by King Solomon, I would carve up a great historical tomb on why it is best to seek Godly counsel or guidance from the Holy Spirit especially in major decisions before acting.
The thing is, when the friend is brought into the loop, and their advice is sought, the expectation is that somehow, you need to take the advice and do something with it.
But can I suggest that the cliché, “God knows everything” is not a cliché but in actuality the truth of the matter? Yes sir, He does and He only needs for you to ask Him.
Beloved if you are faced with a decision of a major life changing situation, Jesus needs to hear from you; as a matter of fact, I am advising you (yeah right) that He is the only choice you have now that will give you the truth of the matter. Run to Him as He waits for you.
Trivia: He told a king NO and it cost him his life; who is this person?