So you listen to all the entire advice people offer and then you make a choice… and it was the wrong choice. Who do you blame? Does anyone say “I told you so?” Oh, the consequences and guilt we bear when we make the wrong choice and someone even has the gall to point it out! Remember what happened in Acts 27?
But the centurion, instead of listening to what Paul said, followed the advice of the pilot and of the owner of the ship.
After they had gone a long time without food, Paul stood up before them and said: “Men, you should have taken my advice not to sail from Crete; then you would have spared yourselves this damage and loss. (Acts 27:11, 21, NIV)
Common sense told the centurion to take the advice of the pilot and the man who owned the ship, but they happened to be wrong. Were their decisions based on business sense rather than common sense? They owned the ship and they had ‘the right of say.’
What do you do when your boss is telling you one thing and your heart is telling you another?
And do you know who your boss really is?
Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out. (Proverbs 10:9, NIV)
Prayer – Please Lord, help us to discern your truth and then walk in it. For Christ’s sake. Amen