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Don’t do this in Private

April 15, 2013

Don’t make decisions in private.

When you’re motivated to make your decision in private, you’re behaving like a person does just before they announce a foolish decision.

I make decisions in private when:

1) I think I already know what’s best

2) I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t like the counsel other’s would offer

The wisest man EVER (Solomon) said:

. . . a man of understanding will acquire wise counsel. (Prov. 1:5)

. . . a wise man is he who listens to counsel. (Prov. 12:15)

. . . wisdom is with those who receive counsel. (Prov. 13:10)

Listen to counsel and accept discipline, that you may be wise the rest of your days. (Prov. 19:20)

. . . in abundance of counselors there is victory. (Prov. 11:14) 

. . . with many counselors they succeed. (Prov. 15:22)

“Private decisions always become public so don’t make them in private.” – Andy Stanley

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2 truths about every leader:

1. You will never reach the place where you no longer need wise counsel.

2. You will never reach your full potential without gaining from the wisdom of others.

Private decisions always become public and will be judged in public so don’t make them in private.

Hopefully you’re gaining from the wisdom of others. If so, what are some of the characteristics of the wise counselors in your life?

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