Advice, the thing will love to give but are not that willing to take!
I wonder really about giving advice to be perfectly honest, I am terrible at offering advice. I’m good at messing my own life up so I choose to leave others alone.
At times I have regretted stepping forward and offering help and support yet at times I wish I hadn’t kept my own counsel.
When we lost Livvy we received a lot of well-intentioned advice but at times I wanted to tell people to go stick it, I mean how do they know?
When my illness was diagnosed so many had ideas of how I should deal with it, some were good some would have killed me.
Life is a continuous set of lessons; some times we have to fail to succeed. What works for one wouldn’t work for others. Will are all individuals and handle things in our own unique way. I love that about life. How special we all are!
When it comes to advice I know there is one who knows me inside and out.
“Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows ” Luke 12;7
To him I turn on my knees, he knows how I feel, he knows how I need to deal with things, he knows what the future holds,
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29.11
I am changing the word advice to prayer, when I’m tempted to offer words of wisdom I will offer prayer and support.
I will confess that I don’t understand how they are feeling, that we have to deal with it in our own way. But I promise to pray that they receive advice from the one who knows.