Hurting people hang with hurting people. We love those who commiserate and avoid those who correct us. Yet correction and direction are what we need.
I discovered the importance of healthy counsel in a half-Ironman triathlon. After the 1.2–mile swim and the 56–mile bike ride, I didn’t have much energy left for the 13.1–mile run. Neither did the fellow jogging next to me. I asked him how he was doing and soon regretted it. He said, “This stinks. It’s the dumbest decision I’ve ever made.” He had more complaints than a taxpayer at the IRS.
My response to him? “Goodbye.” I knew if I listened too long, I’d start agreeing with him. Proverbs reminds us to “take good counsel and watch your plans succeed.” So be quick to pray, seek healthy counsel, and don’t give up.
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