Make the circle bigger

make the circle biggerProverbs 15:22,30 Without counsel, plans go awry, but in the multitude of counselors they are established. The light of the eyes rejoices the heart, and a good report makes the bones healthy.

Leader, I bless you with gathering wise counsellors around you, and with being brave enough to especially include those who do not always tell you what you want to hear – it is good to have our blind spots highlighted in the interest of honest and sensible decision-making. I bless you with being circumspect about what you allow to affect your emotions; to follow a diet of negativity, baseless criticism, or anything contrary to our inborn desire for purity and beauty, will surely weigh you down. I bless you with rightly judging the counsel given to you, to make quick course corrections if necessary and to discern the motives behind any input you receive.

Proverbs 15:31 The ear that hears the rebukes of life will abide among the wise.