Words from the Heart for Sunday October 22nd, 2017
Plans go wrong for lack of advice; many advisers bring success.
Proverbs 15:22 (NLT)
Plans Go Wrong
The Lord is very aware of our need for godly advice to protect and guide our plans. He does not leave us on our own. You can bring this need before the Lord and ask Him for advisers who understand the ways of the Lord and know godly solutions. Thank you, Lord, that we are not left alone to figure it out for ourselves.
What could go wrong did go wrong for the Surrey Knights of the Pacific Junior Hockey League in BC during their 2016-2017 hockey season. The team ended up with a perfect season – 44 loses and 0 wins. It was perfectly bad. The players were young, and many would not have had a chance to play on any other team. Add to that injuries and bad bounces and a brawl that led to a six-year suspension for their co-owner and onetime coach.
Have you noticed that not all of your plans go smoothly? Have you spent hours preparing for something only to have the whole event get canceled at the last minute or totally fall apart? It was the Scottish poet Robbie Burns who wrote that, “the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” Well, he wasn’t the first to pen that truth. King Solomon wrote these words in Proverbs 15:22: “Plans go wrong for lack of advice; many advisers bring success.” I have discovered over the years the benefit of advice. It took me going through some disappointments and failed plans to realize how important it is to get input from others when making place. What Solomon learned in his time as king was that there is a much greater chance of things working out if you get enough minds, with enough creative ideas, sitting around the same table. If you are planning something right now, heed the advice that Solomon gives you – get good advice. Seek those with greater experience, and different ways of looking at things, and there is a much greater chance that what you are planning will be a success.
These have been words from the heart.