Surround yourself with wise people, but only go to one.

“Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.” Proverbs 11:14

“Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established.” Proverbs 15:22

“For by wise counsel thou shalt make thy war: and in multitude of counsellors there is safety.” Proverbs 24:6

For a long time I thought these scriptures meant in the multitude of “counsel” there is safety. So whenever I needed wisdom for a situation, I would call up every wise person I knew and ask them what they thought I should do. I thought I was acting on the Word of God, but I soon learned too much counsel can cause confusion. Too much counsel from many different sources can put many opinions and voices in your head to where you can’t even hear the voice of God clearly.

The Lord says in the multitude of “counselors” there is safety, not in the multitude of “counsel”. This means, we are to let God surround us with wise men and women of God that are full of the Holy Ghost, people we can call when needed, but let Him lead us to one. It’s not the amount of counsel you receive that matters. It’s about allowing yourself to be led by the Holy Ghost. So when you are between a rock and a hard place and you don’t know what to do, don’t call up everyone you know asking for wisdom. Rather, let the Holy Spirit direct you to the one believer who will listen to you and will give you sound wisdom that lines up with the Word of God and brings a spirit of peace into your mind and heart.

With the right counsel, you won’t fall. With the right counsel, your purpose won’t be disappointed. With the right counsel, dear, you can make war and go full force into God’s perfect will for your life.

Prayer: Father God, I know you are speaking to me. I receive your divine wisdom right now in the name of Jesus. Surround me Lord with wise counselors who are full of your Holy Spirit, people who know how to listen to me and listen to you. Thank you that you are not the author of confusion, but you are my God of peace. I yield to you now, and I ask you to direct me where I should go. I trust you to give me the exact wisdom for every situation and every problem because you promised you would. Thank you Lord, In Jesus’ name, Amen.

(Meditate on Proverbs 2:7)

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21 thoughts on “Surround yourself with wise people, but only go to one.”

  1. Dearest Jesus you know what I am going through. Please guide me in the right direction. As I seek counsel may it be through Your Holy Spirit. I love You.

  2. Thank you God you know the plan for my future send me my wise counselor give me the wisdom that you will have for me Jesus name Amen

  3. Thank you Lord for wise counselors ,such as minister’s parents,sister’s,brother’s friend’s.But most of all thank you for the Holy Spirit the ‘Greatest’ counselor of all.Have an Amazing. Day Everyone!!! Much love to all of you!!

  4. Thank you Father for guiding me in the right direction and thank you for always being here when I need to be guided in Jesus name Amen and God bless all of brothers and sisters amen

  5. Thank you lord my God I praise you for who you are because your are mighty and there is none to be compared with you. Continue to open the eyes of my understanding that I may know the plans you have for my life because my hope in in you.

  6. Thankyou for your wise counsel. Good afternoon DOTK bless you in all you. Do. Lord you are the one when all else fails,you are anchor and lover. Of my soul,, you pick me. Up when i am down, when i stumble and fall in the darknrss and lose my crown, you light my way. ,you hold me close and tell me your ok,you dust off all the dirt of failue ,the words im no good i dont count i dont matter you say dont look to man for they will always fail you,they fall short as you have for they are not perfect as your not, yet you are fearfully and wonderfully made, i created you in your mothers womb, Ifashioned , you, i gave you your unique DNA ,you weer created fior a purpose for I know the plans I have foryou not harm but to give you a hope and fututre, I have preparwd 5he way i have established

    1. I have established your way, set your foot on the right path, I have given hinds feet to climb big mountains. i have given you a clean heart,I have given the nind of Crist, the heart of David full of the fathers love, I have taken that shame coat of you and given you a robe of righteousness, I have restored you crown, I am your crown, I am the king of GLORY I am yoyr hope your future, I have created all things, so walk out your calling your salvation in a worthy manner. I say you are worthy I say you count you matter youbelong and I say I love you I will never forsake

      1. Thank You Jehovah Shalom! You speak right to my heart tonight! I am never alone! You make all things right in Your power and might! I stand and fight with the Prince of Peace! He is the sweet victory on this battlefield! My God is my victory! The Word is the sword I wield! I am draped in love and humility because Jesus is living in me! Thank You, Father God, for speaking to me through my blessed and anointed sister and dear friend, Catherine! Bless her heart, mind, body, and soul. Bless her gifts and talents unto the Kingdom! Shall she never feel alone again! Unto Your glory, set her free from all the strongholds that bind her! She is Your highly favored and richly blessed daughter! To God be the glory! Having trouble with my battery, so I will be cut short before I am done, but I am believing for His glory to be exposed from within the heart of me to the world. I am in need of prayers, my sisters and dear friends. My heart is under attack by the enemy. I am holding up quite well compared to the old me, but the heat has been turned up on both sides of the fence. The enemy’s battle plan is accelerated! Yet, Jesus is my mighty Defense! Hallelujah!! I am walking in a fire that is set from within and on the outside too. This is just a sinch for a God like You! Just a mention of the Name of Jesus and I am standing taller now! Jesus shall show up and show out! I am not afraid! I am God’s chosen daughter and He doesn’t play games with hearts! He is the King of hearts and the queen of hearts died in the fire within me! So I am surrendering this heart some more to You, my Lord. I need You so much more. In Jesus’ Name I pray. Amen.

        1. Thankyou my sister im honoured and that word well reived thankyou somuch we get what we need. I pray for your heart to. stand stong pull iut any arrows yhat got past her armour oull iut tge poisen . send your healing orotectionsurround her woth angels let her enimies fall into theircown traps and snares..pray for her friends give them eyes to see esrs to hear understanding to perceive a heart of fleash for a heart of stone. Grief no more anguish no more my lttle one Ive got this youvare my sunshi e you make happy when shies are so please dontvtake my sunshine away bless hr blood line with outrageous love to combat age of rage cryket

          1. I release the soundbof jubilee debts cancelled land is returned for she reprents that bloodline all things foriven generation al the way back back we unlock the prison diors we say slavery no more complrte frerdom nrw dreams hopes and vision sealed in tbe blood I take communion

          2. I receive this, my Lord. I receive this Word. Glory to God in the highest. That is the only song I know my mama sang to me as a little girl… you are my sunshine, you are my sunshine. You make me happy when skies are gray. You’ll never know dear, how much I love you. Please don’t take my sunshine away!
            I hear You, Lord! I am Your sunshine! I am Your sunshine! I make You happy, when skies are gray! I’ll never know, Abba, how much You love me! But I won’t never, ever take Your sunshine away again in the Name of Jesus! Jesus, You light up my life and return the song of my soul to the heart of the Father! There is none like You, my Lord and Savior. I am so blessed to be a chosen, highly favored, profoundly blessed, and gracefully anointed daughter of the King of the universe! I lost the verse. I lost the words. You silence the flow to receive the love You won’t let me deny You any longer! Father God, thank You for making me Crystal Marie! Jesus, thank You for loving the Hell right out of me! Holy Spirit, thank You for making me stronger in Jesus! God, thank You for naming me cricket and calling me to chirp unto the dungeons of lost souls! I will go! You will take me and I will go! Hallelujah! Jesus breakthrough!!!! Hallelujah!!! Jesus breaks through!!! Hallelujah!!! Jesus broke through!!!! Jesus is the Lord of the Breakthrough!!!! God, this can’t be stopped! I am so thankful that You strengthen me in weakness! So thankful that You give me courage in the terrors of the night! So thankful that You never break Your promises! So thankful that You never forsake me! God, You never, ever, ever leave me I my weakness! You never, ever do! I walk in the darkness with no clue and You walk beside me, within me, behind me, and before me, freeing me from the demons that still think they know my name! I walk by invisibly, for they only see the Jesus defending me, and they are shattered into nothingness, as the relentless love of my Father hugs the Hell right out of a brokenhearted and crushed in spirit, frightened little girl! I am Your little shepherd girl, and I rhyme unto the heart of my Father! I am His daughter, and He loves me so much! He sings a lullaby unto Lilly soul to reveal to me that this is as real as can be! I love You so much Daddy! I DO! I DO! I DO! I had no clue that You were singing me that song through my mommy back then! I love You so much Abba! Help me forgive my mama. I need this to be the whole and complete daughter You have given me the chance to be. Help to me to take the steps of obedience I must to heal and restore a relationship that is heavily under attack by the enemy. And help me reestablish a connection and the first real intimate relationship with my dad while I can. I feel You say that this is very important. I don’t see him nor live close enough to him to do this. Help me see how to do this. I need You to heal me of all the pain from my childhood, especially with my relationship with my parents. I want to be done with it and let it go for good. I need You to turn all that bad to good! I never knew You could, but I was not wise. I was so lost then, and now I arise from these ashes, ready to let it ALL go! I don’t want any of it anymore. The hurt, the feelings of abandonment, memories of abuse and neglect and rejection. I don’t want to be bound to the enemy by any of my past memories anymore. I say this as a declaration to my own soul, because I receive Your Word that You are freeing me and my family! Hallelujah!!! Thank You Jesus!!! I am free to be happy now, in the Lord, for my past does not haunt me anymore! I am free to be joyful now, in the Lord, for the beauty in me does not taunt me in the mirror! God bless the process! My soul is at rest! God, I do so love You! I am so lost in emotion! The commotion in my soul is a devotion of love arising to the occasion to glorify the LORD, my God Almighty, the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the Creator of heaven and earth, the stars, the sun, and the moon! Every planet, every galactic speck of matter was hung by Yahweh! Holy Spirit, loose the noose and cruise on through the atmosphere with anointing flowing freely, unto open hearts, willing to humbly receive! God, we believe! We believe! We believe! We receive! We achieve all things through Christ who gives us strength! God, You are the Only One! In Jesus’ Name I pray and declare Truth unto my own soul and the souls of the readers and those who join in! Amen and amen and amen again and again! Jesus reigns!!!

  7. Thank you God for giving me wisdom when I ask for it because you promised me if I ask for it you’ll give it to me and with understanding. Thank you God I ask for wisdom now. Thank you Jesus in Jesus Name Amen.

  8. Thank You Lord. Give me patience, wisdom and knowledge. Send who You see fit Jesus into my life to give Your child wisdom and knowledge that only comes from You, so that Your purpose will be done. Love You Jesus. Thank You, Thank You. Amen.

  9. Counselor, teacher, Leader and everything to me, please surround me with wise men and women of you Lord. I ask you God put me not to confusion dear King. Amen

  10. Lord, your word said, “My peace I give unto you, not as the world give I give; so let not your heart be trouble and do not be afraid” Father God thank you for your words. Thank you for the greatest counselor; Your Holy Spirit. Holy Spirit never stop teaching us. Father God open the eyes of our hearts. Let our ears be sensitive to the voice of your Holy Spirit. Give us understanding and wisdom, and help us to be bold and courageous and to stand firm on your promises as we walk each day. I love You Lord. I love You because You first loves us, You pick us up and dust us off. You give us a robe of righteousness, and You are never disappointed with us, instead You accept us for who we are. Thank You for You great LOVE.

    1. Father God I pray in the name of Jesus that You surround my family ( husband and two daughters and myself) with your true counsellors, Father God clean house, remove the dusts and debris, remove and replace. Thank You. Amen

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