“Though good advice lies deep within the heart, a person with understanding will draw it out.” Proverbs 20:5 NLT
They call it the Treasure Coast for a reason. It is said that off the East Coast of Florida that there are at least a thousand ships that have gone down in those waters. To this day treasures are hunted and found, sometimes with extraordinary effort. Lots of people mine for treasures, whether it be walking attentively, using a metal detector or doing deep sea dives, people search for treasure because they know that there is treasure to be found.
There is another type of treasure that is pursued less often, but perhaps even more valuable; good advice from others. But sometimes the treasure is hidden and needs to be mined. Maybe I am the only one, but my first response to a difficulty is to try and figure it out. Maybe it is a sense of self sufficiency, or pride, that keeps me from mining the treasure of good advice from others.
We would do well to approach each of our conversations with curiosity and an open mind. “Everyone has something to teach you if you are humble enough to learn” – Mark Driscoll
Mining for the treasure of good advice, comes not from buying expensive equipment, but rather through the building of valuable relationships.
This week, become a treasure hunter and learn from those around you.
In His Hands,