When It Comes To Your Job Search, Are You Wise Enough to Listen to Good Advice?
“The way of a fool is right in his own eyes,
But a wise man is he who listens to counsel.”
“It just goes in one ear and out the other.” That’s what my mother would say to me as a child when I didn’t do something she wanted me to do.
Sometimes, even as adults, that saying still holds true because by the time you get to be an adult you have so many more things thought out and solidified. Sometimes we fail to listen to wise advice.
Do you have all the answers?
The Bible speaks about the importance of contacting “a multitude of counsellors,” and it speaks about the importance of listening. Unfortunately, we are often like a friend of mine. She says the right things, asks the right questions, but doesn’t listen and change anything.
She bought my book, The Christian Job Search Manual, and also asked me to review her résumé. Well, it needed a lot of work. I spent a couple hours detailing changes, and even did a revised draft of her entire résumé with a few questions for her to respond to. What did she do? Nothing.
This is not what the Bible has in mind when it talks about counsellors.
The importance of good counsel…
Counselling is so important that Christ refers to the Holy Spirit as a counsellor. (John 16:13) If you knew with 100% certainty that the Holy Spirit was whispering some instruction in your inner ear, would you ignore it? Of course not!
Well, in the same vein, God could be speaking directly to you through the counsellors you ask for insight. You best listen, heed, and act or you might just miss God’s word to you.
How do you respond to counsellors? Do you do as the Bereans in Acts, “… to see whether those things are so”? Do you just continue on your merry way taking your own counsel? Or are you wise enough to listen to good counsel that could help?
Remember the saying:
A fool is his own best counsel.”
Dear Holy Counsellor, You know me so well. Help me to listen to counsellors as if I am listening to you speaking directly to me.
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