For today, I encourage you to identify your team and establish accountability. There are several scriptures drilling home the importance of having a multitude of counselors, seeking wise counsel, and having sound guidance overall. I’ll share several here:
Proverbs 15:26 – Plans fail for a lack of counsel but with a multitude of advisers they succeed.
Proverbs 11:14 – For lack of guidance, a nation falls, but with many counselors comes deliverance.
Proverbs 20:18 – Plans succeed through good counsel; don’t wage war without good advice.
Proverbs 24:6 – Don’t go to war without wise guidance; victory depends on many counselors.
If I’m honest, this was not something I was taught. I learned it over time and I gradually refined my circle to be people that are trustworthy, live in integrity and are led by God. What does your circle look like? Who can you trust to hold you accountable? Who has God put in your life to provide you with wise counsel?
Be led by God in choosing your team!
Father God, thank You for being such a good and great Father to me. Thank You that I have Your word to refer to and to gain wisdom on how to live and approach this coming year. I ask You, Lord, to open my eyes to see those I need to release to make room for those that need to be in my life right now. I pray for vision and discernment to see those that You have assigned to hold me accountable. I pray that my heart and mind are submitted to You and prepared to receive correction and redirection. I thank You for empowering me to walk in humility and to receive the insight needed to make the right decisions. I thank You that even though I plan my way, You establish my steps and make them sure. I thank You for Your faithfulness and that my plans succeed because of the counselors You have given me. I thank You that I am delivered through the wisdom and guidance that comes from You through my advisors. I thank You that I only move forward in battle under the guidance and advice of those You have sent me. I thank You that because Your wisdom lies in me and them, that I receive the victory. In Jesus’ name, Amen.