We seek the counsel of many experts in the course of the day. Some of these relationships are professional and others are casual. In the office, we might speak with attorneys, doctors, architects, psychologists, retired officers and any number of high level professionals.
Advice comes in many forms. How do you really know if the counsel is worthy or dependable? Of course, you first consider the source. Does the person have recognised qualifications? Have you received trustworthy counsel from this person before? Does the person prove the counsel in his or her life?
And what about the person's faith? Sometimes we take advice about the most precious decisions in life from people who aren't connected to the Lord. I've discovered that when we seek the appropriate counsel I'm likely to make a better decision.
James 1:25 (MSG)
25 But whoever catches a glimpse of the revealed counsel of God—the free life!—even out of the corner of his eye, and sticks with it, is no distracted scatterbrain but a man or woman of action. That person will find delight and affirmation in the action.