Correction and Direction - July 30, 2015

Hurting people hang with hurting people. We love those who commiserate and avoid those who correct us. Yet correction and direction are what we need. I discovered the importance of healthy counsel in a half-Ironman triathlon. After the 1.2 mile swim and the 56-mile bike ride, I didn’t have much energy left for the 13.1 mile run. Neither did the fellow jogging next to me. I asked him how he was doing and soon regretted it! He said, “This stinks. It’s the dumbest decision I’ve ever made.” He had more complaints than a taxpayer at the IRS. My response to him? “Good-bye.” I knew if I listened too long, I’d start agreeing with him.

Proverbs reminds us to “take good counsel and watch your plans succeed.” (Proverbs 15:22) Be quick to pray, seek healthy counsel, and don’t give up!

From Facing Your Giants