Is That Good Advice?
All too often, well-intentioned family or church members may give advice that calls us to play it safe. But God’s call on our lives is often one of boldness and courage. This is why it’s important to look at the motivation of the person giving advice. Is their advice to protect us? While protection is important so that we’re not reckless with our lives, there’s another type of advice that’s given out of fear. It prevents us from actually living our lives by following Christ. When we focus on worldly circumstances, as Peter did, we will only make decisions by what we see. By this, we replace our decision-making with fear over faith. This damages our souls, as we work against the Father instead of in step with Him.