I Got This Great Idea… Proverb for the Day 15:22

Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed

This wise saying isn’t about any particular characters. Instead, it’s about things that matter to us  — plans and success!

“Plans” (in the sense of “thinking up new ideas”) can either “fail” (literally “break”) or “succeed” (literally rise up, stand up or be established). The thin line of difference between the two is amazingly simple — “counsel” and “advisers.”

Sounds like good advice to me!

But I’ll also add a few thoughts of my own.

First, at the root of the “counsel” or “advisers” issue is whether we have the humility to realize we don’t have it all figured out. To admit I need more than my own best thinking is absolutely the right place to be.

Second, the best plan I could ever have is not one I’ve created — but the one God’s already made for me.

      “For I know the plans I have planned for you,” declares the LORD. “Plans to prosper you and 
not to harm you. Plans to give you a future and a hope.”

As far as plans go, it doesn’t get any better than Jeremiah 29:11!

And, really, the best counsel or advisers I can ever have in my life will be that which helps me simply stay true to the awesome plan He already has for me!