Years ago, a young man was about to make a career decision. Having prayed with no specific direction, he decided to go for counselling. One statement from the counsellor unravelled the mystery around his career pursuit. Looking back, years after, he knew he had made the right decision. There is need to go for counsels.

Friend, the voice of counsel is the voice of safety (Proverbs 11:14). God will always surround you with critical voices of balance and progress in your journey of destiny. You either maximize such or fall victim of avoidable mistakes. The truth is, there are some things that God will not tell you directly, no matter how much you pray (Acts 9:11). It is because God wants you to connect with others.

When you don’t have a word from the Lord on an issue, be wise enough to go for the right expert opinion. God also leads us through the voice of counsels (Ecclesiastes 10:10, 15). Sometimes, the things you have spent years searching for and praying about can be unravelled in a matter of minutes as you meet the right people in life (1 Samuel 10:1-2). This is how God structures and administers His kingdom.

“And he said unto him, Behold now, there is in this city a man of God…” (1 Samuel 9:6). If you don’t know what to do, you should know where to God. The man who is truly stranded is the man who is proud. Humility would unlock more wells of wisdom to you than you can get with smartness. Counselling does not reduce you. You may look stupid going for counselling but the outcome of your life would prove otherwise. It is better to look stupid than to be stupid.

“Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out” (Proverbs 20:5). There is a posture around a counsellor that unlocks the depth of wisdom. Many people go for counselling but do not get much from it because of their posture. When you go to a counsellor with an already made up mind, it is more like going for a validation of your idea, not counselling. Posture and approach matter.

“…and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor…” (Isaiah 9:6). Counselling is the ministry of Jesus administered through the operation of the Holy Spirit. It is more than a mental or an academic exercise. It is important you prayerfully go for counselling trusting God to use the vessel of the counsellor to minister direction to you. A lot of destinies have been cancelled by wrong counsellors and counsels today. Be well guided.

© ‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria