Wise Counsel

Something about an asset of mine was just discovered
So, I quickly started to think, is this an asset I should keep
Seems like in the long run, I would lose my money
But how can I dispose of this asset and come out credit clean
So while my mind is racing hastily on how to dispose
God says–don’t make a move until you seek counsel

Slow down and think this thing through
Ask opinion of others who care about you
It’s so many variables, so many scenarios
Digest the information before deciding to dispose

So I ask, how would I know if I have received wise counsel?
I would have prayed about what next steps should be
I would have asked opinions of those who care about me
I would have researched all options carefully

The decision I make won’t be detrimental financially, though a gain I may not receive
It would leave me feeling comfortably
And I will be able to look back and say nothing regretfully
Lord, thanks for counseling me wisely
On how to make the decision that’s best for me

Scripture Reference: Proverbs 11:14, Proverbs 19:20, Proverbs 21:5
Making a major legal decision in a haste can surely lead to complications or put you in a situation of being worse off. Thank God I learned to slow down and seek the advice of others. Proverbs 21:5 cautions us that making a hasty decision can lead to financial ruin whereas taking the time and being diligent can lead to financial gain. Proverbs 11:14 tell us to seek the council of others. Other people can see things we don’t; or they have a different perspective that can be beneficial to our decision making process. And finally Proverbs 19:20 tells us to hear counsel and instruction so that we can make a wise decision. The best counsel is listening to the voice of the Spirit and following its direction.