The High Cost Of Free Advice
Wow, I am often blown away by strangers' kindness and their willingness to help and even take advice from me without resistance. I am sure that all people have a people problem. Michelle Obama, Oprah, Beyonce, and you and I have this in common. The people you know well and love most are the individuals who do not value your input or influence in many cases. Why? I believe, unfortunately, we confuse popularity with success. Why do we pay strangers hundreds of dollars for insight and information that people we know have offered us free and freely? Why do we pay people to take us places they have never been themselves? The answer is a familiar foe. It's PRIDE; we don't want our loved ones to know we need help or that we have failed.
News flash the fear of failure is one of the first signs of PRIDE. We all have strengths and growth areas we need each other to grow. God has given us everything pertaining to life and godliness. Relationships are our most valuable gift.
Sure we have people we respect and admire from afar. Healthy relationships require love and time. Listen to the people you can call, touch, and spend time with. These people will improve your quality of life, your relationships and save you tons of money. Remember, your strengths are my weakness, and my weakness are your strengths. We are stronger together!
English Standard Version
15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes,
but a wise man listens to advice.