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Do you have a personal board of advisers speaking Truth into your life?
In this Spiritual Kick Off Chris unpacks a Proverb that can be applied to your daily walk. We were designed to be with others and who we listen to matters. The world is full of “yes men” and that does nothing to help you grow.
For lack of guidance a nation falls, but victory is won through many advisers. Click To Tweet Proverbs 11:14
We’re gonna be in Proverbs this week. Okay guys. Proverbs chapter 11, verse. For a lack of guidance, a nation falls, but victory is one through many advisors case. That’s Proverbs 1114. Now we’re gonna be unpacking this. Let’s look and see what we can learn from it. Let’s see if we can, how we can apply this to our life.
Okay, first of all, you need to know where is Proverbs. Okay? Gotta gotta know that you way go midway of your. And find Psalms. And if you flip a little bit to your right, you’ll hit Proverbs. Okay? Now it’s usually not exactly midway, it’s probably a little bit to your left, but somewhere there you’ll find it.
And if all else fails, you have the table of content. So go there guys. Now this is part of Solomon’s instructions, right? And you can find many clear directives that he gives that have applied will make a huge impact on our life. You gotta, cause guys have gotta remember who was so, he was the wisest man ever to.
The wisest one. So we definitely can learn a lot from him. Okay, so let’s, let’s dig in and see what this proverb is gonna teach us. Now, when I was studying for this one and, and, and preparing for this spiritual kickoff, I thought about, uh, Proverbs 29 18, where it says, where there’s no vision to people.
Okay. Just like, and so just like when people leave, you know, when, when guidance is not there, we fail. You know, because many times because we are not listening to the advisors that we get, right. So we have to, I think they, there was just a lot of of points that, that come together. And I wanna break this scripture down into three areas.
Okay? The first area is for a lack of guidance. Let’s look at how this, this proverb starts for a lack of guidance. So what does that mean? To ask for help requires that you have to know who you are and have a firm identity. Rooted in the image of God and the salvation that comes from Christ alone. You know, there’s no room for insecurity here, guys, or arrogance or anything like that.
So you, you have to have a, a strength and confidence about you. That’s bolstered by humility, and it only comes to understanding your how you are created in the image of God. Okay? And then once you reach that level of maturity, Then you can feel free to ask for help when it’s needed. You should be able to do that.
It takes a lot of humility to say, you know what? I don’t under really understand with this, or I need some help here. Uh, and but if you can achieve that, if you can just get there mentally to say, you know what? I don’t have to figure all this out on my own. There’s tons, tons of value and leaning onto others for support and making sure you’re getting that, that that unbiased.
And that’s really important. And guys, again, you hear me talk about this a lot. I’m not talking about Yes man, here we can find Yes man, everywhere you go you’ll find people that will agree with your opinion. While that is fine, you need to be finding people that are gonna challenge you, okay. That are gonna help you be get better.
And that guidance, that that true guidance is so critical. They need to be looking for the right fruit. Obviously the, the, the one that you’re getting that guidance from has to have a lot of really good. And they’re walking in in their life. But there’s nothing wrong. There’s nothing wrong with seeking guidance.
It is biblical, right? And this is an area that you guys need to work on. You self included here. I’m constantly looking for guidance and support to understand I’m headed in the right direction. Now the second part is proverb says A Nation falls. Okay, so now think about that. When you do not have good guidance, you open yourself up to what failure.
Think about it. I mean, just it’s, it’s going to happen. Think about our military and how they operate for the success they that they see daily, right? They recognize the value and strategic advisors, and they had that process of debriefing to ensure that they learn from any mistakes that’s gonna make ’em better.
That’s just what they do. That’s, that’s who, that’s who they are. You, you check your, your ego at the door because we’re gonna constantly learn and make each other better. That’s it. And, and, and it’s so important to, to remember. Again, we have to humble ourselves to make sure that we can receive this advice in the way that’s gonna make us better.
The reason we’re asking for is cuz we’re trying to avoid that failure. Okay. Third part of this scripture says victory is one through many advisors. Okay? So no matter what the challenge guys seek the wisest independent thinkers for advice. Okay? That’s really, that’s really critical. Particularly, you know, when you’re thinking about, uh, a challenge that you have going on in your life, uh, you, you really need to think about.
Getting that wise counsel to make sure those guys are speaking wisdom into you. And then you have to think about this, fellas. You have to be willing to listen . You have to really be willing to listen. You need to consider what they say. You need to pray about it, you know, and, and, and really take that and, and internalize all that.
And think for yourself. Ask the Holy Spirit to give you that wisdom. Say, okay, Lord, I’m getting this, this feedback from these different people. Maybe it aligns in this, this one. Okay. How do I need to start acting differently based on this feedback? I can avoid that failure. That’s really that simple. But it’s hard to do.
It’s hard to do. And don’t be narrow minded and missed a part about the many advisors here, guys. Cause so many of us and self included, I’ve done this a lot in the past. We listen to the first person who comes. Right. And the first person comes along and they say, well, you need to do this. Next thing you know, you’re headed down that path.
And guys, I’ve made this mistake and put the line within us. I’ll have a lot of guests and people that talk to us about, Hey you, you should do this, or you should do that. The next thing you know, I’m on this rabbit trail, I’m on this rabbit trail, I’m headed down this path. Gotta slow down, gotta slow down.
Many advisors is there for a reason. So if you’re just going off to advice to one person, that’s not Bill. Seek a counsel of a group, right, A group. They’re gonna help you grow in personal development. They’re gonna help you grow in your just personal wisdom. And they’re definitely gonna help you when it comes down time to to decision making.
Okay? So you gotta learn from this prove fellas, and you need to examine your current situation. Do you have that personal board directors that you can go to and get true feedback if you don’t build it? And for those that need help, that’s what we built at Align within us. We built this community to help each other to be that group of advisors.
I don’t want any of you to fall. I don’t. We wanna make sure you have, uh, plenty of areas of guidance or at least resources for guidance. To help you with some of these life decisions. And I get it, you’re trying to be a husband, a dad, you’re trying to work on your career and your finances. Uh, you know, you’re trying to, to, to keep your, your body in shape and your mind in shape and all at the same time.
You’re trying to, to do what God’s telling you to do. You know, that’s tough and you’re not gonna be able to do it alone. And thankfully, God built us to be together in community and as it says, a lack of guidance a nation falls, but victory is. Through many advisors. That’s what it’s time. That’s, that’s what we’re talking about.
Rather, it’s time to take action guys, but jump into it. So your question earlier week, this week, have you built a team to help you win? Now I’m gonna go ahead and just keep throwing out there one more time. If you have not joined our community, what are you waiting on? Now’s the time. Jump in there. We have mastermind groups, we have bible studies, we have all different resources here to bring you guys.
That you can just float questions out, and this happens all the time. And once you get in a community, you’ll see somebody’ll float an idea or a question out, and the guys just jump in. And it’s not yes man answers. It’s, it’s, we, we go deep. We try to help you wherever you’re at and give you information that you may not have thought about before.
So guys, this is really, really important. This proverb, okay? If you apply this in your. Will have a huge impact. I can tell you personally, just from starting the community at the line within us, how much is of an impact this had for me from an encouragement standpoint, from just, just a sheer wisdom standpoint, knowledge, just to be able to have other men with the same values to be able to, with, with, without, uh, uh, you know, the fence up or anything like that.
Just to come humbly come before them and ask questions. There is so much power in that. So I will get off that bandwagon. If you haven’t joined a community, do it now. There’s links in the show notes. There’s links all over. If you go to our main website, the Lion Within Us, you’ll find right there all different ways to join our community.
Love to see you in there Again, that is the only way really to engage with us, you know, from our events, all our different, uh, courses, our different guides and books. I mean, we’ve got a new ebook out there. There’s so many things out there, guys. So, jumping into the, into the c. Because I want you to have that victory and to many advisors, we’re here waiting.
So guys, again, for every spiritual kickoff, you know, for the listener out there who has not surrendered to Christ, I’m gonna plead with you, I’m gonna beg with you. Today is today. And you may have heard all this talk about this Jesus, and, and you know a little bit about it, but you, maybe you don’t fully understand it.
And it’s very simple. Jesus is the son of. He is it, he came to be our redeemer. He saved us cuz we are all sinners guys. You’re not just a life’s co not just, uh, making a mistake in need of a life coach. No, that’s not the case. You’re a sinner in need of a savior. You need to embrace that. You need to understand that.
And once you view, okay, I’m a center and in a sin is anything that pulls me away from God, how do I get there? Can I just be a good guy? Nope. What can I pay for it? How much does it cost? There’s nothing you can do. There’s only one way, and the only way through the father is through him, through Jesus Christ.
So guys, you know, when he, when he went to the cross, he paid the penalty for your sin, and that that penalty was paid for you, for me, for everyone out there, right? Jesus paid it. And then three days later, he rose said, we don’t worship a dead guy. We worship a living savior. The lion came out, so he went in the lamb, they slate him.
He came out the lion. Now he’s sending at the father. He sent the Holy Spirit. That’s the lion within us. He sent that down the Holy Spirit. So once you accept Christ as your Savior, then you got it. You got the Holy Spirit guiding you. So all it’s very. First of all, gotta admit your sin. And that could be a hard for a lot of guys.
Look this, admit your sin. You ain’t got this, okay? I don’t have this. Jesus has this and you need to believe Jesus’s son of God. That’s it. Gotta really believe. And it’s a hard thing, this not a, that’s not a head thing. All God wants is your heart. Then you gotta confess in his Lord. And once you’ve done those three things and you’ve confessed him as your Lord and.
You’re in baby. At that point, we can move forward. We can help you grow to be that leader God intends you to be. So what I want you to do, you just, if you just said this prayer out loud and you’re ready and you’re ready to move forward, email me firstname.lastname@example.org and why I’m not trying to sell you a thing.
What I wanna do is give you some resource. Because now you just entered a battlefield. You know, you didn’t know it, but you were, you were on the wrong team. Now you’re on the right team. But it doesn’t get any easier. The battle does come. So I have some resources out there. I definitely wanna pray with you.
I wanna just make sure that you have, uh, an opportunity to see the community, everything we’ve built to serve you, to help you grow all that’s right there. So, again, email@example.com. Love to hear about that. Uh, love to add you to that. Of of guys who have come to know Jesus through the line within us.
So guys, you made that decision right now. Do not be, uh, hold us to yourself. You need to shout this out. Love to hear, hear about you, and tell you what guys that do this if you want, I’ll give you a shout out on future spiritual kickoff episodes. So there you go. Hit us up again. Come back on Wednesday. Have a powerful guest on, on Wednesday, guys, that you not gonna miss this conversation speaking.
Advisors and, and lack of, of guidance. This guy with this man, he has done a phenomenal job in his life of just doing incredible teams. He runs some incredible masterminds right now. Uh, he’s personal friends, uh, with Dave Ramsey, so he and Dave go way back. It was a definitely an honor to talk with him. So I look forward to sharing that story to help you grow right, to to be that leader God intends you to be.
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From there, you can get all our resources. Guys, we have a, we have a ebook out. We have two courses that are live now, two courses, not one, but two. We have all sorts of different guides. We’re building it. We have a community again where you can jump in, you access all of firstname.lastname@example.org. So I hope to see you over there, come back on Wednesday for this powerful conversation around, uh, the power of Masterminds.
Looking forward to unpacking that with you guys even further. Remember this verse, Proverbs 1114, for a lack of guidance in nation falls, but victory. Is one through many advisors. Guys, thank you again. There’s so many other podcasts you could listen to. You took the time to listen to the lion within Us.
Thank you. From the bottom of my heart. Look forward to serving you again in the future. Get after it. Keep pushing forward. Stand firm in the faith and keep unleashing the lion within.
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