Step Outside Your Circumstance

It happens to the best of us. We’ve all experienced the inability to see something right in front of us. It’s that old antidote, you-can’t-see-the-forest-for-the-trees, that we all love to hate. But it rings true most of the time because while you’re in the middle of a situation, you can’t see it for what it really is. It’s usually when you step outside of it that you gain a clear perspective.

Without counsel, plans go awry, but in the multitude of counselors they are established.
─ Proverbs 15:22 NKJV

Proverbs is the book of wisdom. Almost every verse can stand alone as a diamond of divine wisdom, and the wealth in the verse for today is very weighty. Simply restated, you can become so locked into a certain mindset or belief that you can miss what God has for you because your mind is closed to any new or different options.

Open your heart and mind to new and different ways of doing things!

God places people in our lives for many different reasons. One is to have a network of advisors that provide you with godly wisdom.

5 ways to step outside of your circumstance:

  1. Seek the advice of those who know you and know God.
  2. Open your heart and mind to new and different ways of doing things.
  3. Look to those who will increase your vision.
  4. Ask questions of those who have experience in the area you are struggling in.
  5. Prayerfully weigh suggestions from a network of advisors.

Accept the leadership and guidance from the Holy Spirit. Pride is that inside voice that shouts “My way is best.” Refuse the temptation to believe you can do this life without God’s help.

Today’s One Thing
Make a list of the people God has placed in your life. Try to put at least five people on the list. Pray for each person, and then as the Holy Spirit prompts you in your heart, call that person and ask them to pray for you. Then see if they share a different perspective that helps you.

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