“Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisors they succeed” (Proverbs 15:22).

Spiritually, relationally, or professionally, accomplishing anything of lasting significance necessitates seeking wise counsel. When considering the Christian faith, and the eventual “call” to vocational ministry, I sought the counsel not of professing religious persons but those I recognized as transformed, devoted followers of Christ.

When speaking to students about relationships, a main emphasis is that healthy relationships are open to the scrutiny and investigation of friends and family who are mature Christians. Only unhealthy relationships are veiled, secretive, and cause us to become upset when examined and questioned by others.

Professionally, trusted Christian friends, who may better recognize our strengths and weaknesses, can be an invaluable resource when opportunities are set before us.

When facing big decisions, don’t be afraid to ask.

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