Giving and receiving advice is crucial to decision making process. Many have lost/gained their life fortunes through crucial advice at critical moments in their lives. “Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayst be wise in thy latter end” (Proverbs 19:20).

You may be good at what you are doing but without a good adviser may fall short of reaching your best potential in chosen endeavour. Andre Agassi gave credit to his coach (Gill) for making subtle adjustments to his style of play to position him for success in tennis. He said: ‘the older I get, the more valuable he becomes’. The truth is that age and experience don’t necessarily make you better, often they assist to deepen the rut you’re in.

Beloved, never get to the point where you operate under misguided view, that because you lead, you don’t need to be led. Many in that group today have passed their “use by date” and are living in the shadow of their original.

Self-evaluation is important, but even essential is godly one from outside. A good coach measures your performance against your strengths, not somebody else’s. A win for you is a win for them because they’ve personally invested in you. Remember Ruth needed Naomi and Timothy needed Paul. Who advises you?