Here. There. Everywhere.
I frequently find myself in these locations. I don’t usually plan it – you know, it just happens. Well, not always. And no, if my friends were jumping off a cliff, I wouldn’t be joining them.
I do, however, come precariously close to employing that “follower” mentality when I continually find myself – you know – here, there and everywhere (henceforth known as HTE.)
There have been times I went elsewhere. When I did, it made the difference between:
— hope and true help and
–simply feeling better for sharing with someone to simply knowing God and trusting Him more because His direction is The Way.
Sometimes situations sneak into my life tossing me HTE. Other times, I land there because I’m engrossed in surveying those I know and respect for their input and insight.
What’s wrong with that, you ask? Nothing inherently – unless I fail to follow through. Following through means taking the advice and prayer of others on my behalf with me to my counselor – my Wonderful Counselor.
So what should I do? I think I found the answer when my Bible flopped open to Psalm 16:7. It says: I will praise the Lord, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me.
I say it’s time for me to “get on with the praisin’ ” and for me to remember this Wonderful Counselor’s true identity. (He can be yours as well!)
Want His qualifications? Read on.
This Wonderful Counselor (henceforth WC, for short):
created me in His OWN image! Gen. 1:27;
knows my name – not just by a sheep sound! John 10:3;
knows my needs even before I know my needs! Matthew 6:8;
is consistent and a perfect protector! – Hebrews 13:8 and Proverbs 30:5;
dispenses truth and wisdom freely – no rainchecks or limits! James 1:5;
heals because He suffered. – 1 Peter 2:24;
knows the answers to my dilemmas – James 4:10; and
loves me with His everlasting love – Jeremiah 31:3.
While my WC does allow others to listen and encourage me, I get into trouble when I ascribe to them what only He can do and give. Therefore, when I’m not with Him, that’s when I find myself HTE!
Remember – elsewhere exists!
The Wonderful Counselor is available for you 24/7. And no appointment, referral or co-pay is required!
How has the WC helped you when you’ve been HTE? Leave a post! It will probably minister to another reader!