As a leader, who do you turn to for counsel?
I saw this the other day:
Do you turn to Google or to God?
The article was about something totally different, but it still applies, I think.
How often do we seek after worldly advice instead of The Word?
I see people seeking, seeking, seeking…
counsel? answers? fulfillment? love? approval? justification? camaraderie? friendship? faith?
They seek…on Facebook, other social media, blogs, clubs and bars, drugs, sex, all forms of escapism…ministry.
All these are idols, and yes, we can work for church orgs and it can be for the wrong reasons.
Where is your heart?
What do your children see, think, do? What are you teaching them about counsel?
Social media can and should be used for good, but after all other needs are met well.
Here’s the order we should seek information and advice:
- God’s Word
- Godly counsel (spouse, Christian leaders, friends, and family)
- the world, if only as what not to do
- If we stuck to that list, we’d find ourselves in much less trouble.
- We need to teach our children by example how to seek advice, how to be discerning. As Christians, we too often compromise, too often seek the world’s approval, try to be popular, try to fit in.
- We need to be proud of being counter-cultural and seek only the approval of Jesus.