For many of us we know that we don’t hold all the answers and solutions, therefore we approach people who can help us out and give us advice. But why is it that we tend to approach those who we feel or think will tell us what we want to hear and not necessarily what we need to hear? Is it so that we can justify our intentions based on the advice we received? Is it because we fear what we need to hear? Is it so that we can identify those who agree with the path we hope to take?
It’s good to seek counsel and advice from people but allow me to share a couple of thoughts about that. If you’re looking for advice, approach those people who know you and understand what you’re going through and are willing to tell you what you need to hear. Even if it may sound offensive, especially for the sensitive of hearts, I believe the advice will go a long way in your situation.
Another thought is you don’t need to approach the whole barangay just to get their thoughts because you’re more likely to get confusion than clarity. Also it’s possible to get caught up in the search for answers that we forget the One who holds all the answers. If you need advice and are looking for answers, look to God first and not last. Then seek advice from those who are mature enough to tell you what you need to hear and not just what you want to hear.