Day 11 – Proverbs 11

As a leader 11:14 jumped out at me today. “Where there is no guidance the people fall, but in abundance of counselors there is victory”

This verse made me reflect on my leadership at Farmington Baptist, am I giving guidance to the people who come here to church? Do they leave each week knowing how to live their lives differently? As a church do the people know what we are about and do they really know where we are going? Am I giving the right type of guidance?

This verse also made me reflect on my leadership as a husband and father. Am I giving my children the right kind of guidance? Am I guiding them at all? Do I provide the right type of guidance for my wife? Am I doing everything in my power to set my family up for success in the future? Am I lacking in any area in my guidance? This is important because…

“Where there is no guidance the people fall…”

It also made me ask… who do I have as counselors around me that I look to for wisdom? How many can I list?

I don’t know about you but I have a tendency to go it alone and “trust in my own understanding” to get me through the day. So the question for us is..

Do we have people around us giving “wise” guidance? If not failure is in our future, but if we do, victory will be a leading characteristic of our lives.

“in the abundance of counselors there is victory.”

What did you see from the passage?

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4 comments

  1. What stands out to me is the common words that run throughout the whole chapter:
    Humility, Integrity, Righteousness, Trustworthy, Kindhearted, Blameless, Generous…
    Are these traits that others think of when they think of me? I think this chapter teaches us all a good lesson of character that we need to strive for in our daily walk.

  2. “A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.” is the verse that stood out to me. Especially the “whoever refreshes others will be refreshed” This reminds me of something my mom ALWAYS said to me and something I always say to my kids… “Everything is what you make of it” I always elaborate according to whatever situation it is… even the most miserable situation can have a positive side if you are willing to look for it… I think people that share this attitude with me understand that it is “refreshing” and it really does effect the people around you…. At work if I don’t have a smile on my face people want to know what is wrong… This is because I CHOOSE to put that attitude, that “refreshment” on every time I walk in the place….

    How much more do you enjoy hanging out with someone positive versus someone who is always negative… its 100 fold for me. So I choose to be the positive person. It is absolutely a mindset, a choice I make….. It is my refreshment…

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