At my daughter's school they have a theme that "together we are better." In order to be at our best, to be wise, to know and be able to do more, we need to be able to take the advice of others. However, we also need to remember that not all advice is equal. As novelist Sherwood Anderson said, "Above all avoid taking the advice of men who have no brains and do not know what they are talking about."
We can become wiser and we can do more when we work together as the body of Christ. This requires us to be able to take advice. We cannot get stuck on our foolish pride. Yet, we must also be sure that we are taking the right advice. To know if we are listening to the right voices, we should turn to God. When we call on Him and ask for His guidance, we can allow Him to show us which advice is sound and aligned with His will. As we take advice and grow in our wisdom, we can be sure to listen to God for guidance and for advice from those that know what they are talking about!
Take advice, but be sure that you are relying on God for good advice!
Thank You for those that You have placed in my life to give advice and help me grow. Help me to rely on You for distinguishing the good and reliable advice. In Jesus' name I pray, amen.