My mother always taught me to consider the source: she would say not everyone can speak into your life, consider who is giving the information. I remember an associate was talking to me about home ownership, but never owned a house or a condominium in her life. Sometimes you politely listen and nod your head so not to get into an argument when someone might mean well.
I am so grateful that the greatest source to consider is Jesus. Hebrew 12:2 instructs us to look unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God (NKJV). You see Christ endured and suffered on earth so that we would not die in our sins. Jesus was lied on, persecuted, beaten, spat upon and when we start to complain and admittingly sometimes I do complain, I need to remember the cost of the cross just for me. Donald Vails wrote the lyrics: “he would not come down from the cross just to save himself he decided to die just save you and me.”
Jesus has instructed and taught through the word of God words of wisdom that is a light unto our feet and a lamp unto our path. If only we would consider the word of God as our number one source to consider, we would experience more joy, peace, and love. Unfortunately, we go to man instead of God and then expect God to bail us out of what we allowed a man to get us involved in. Some say the word of God is not real it is a fairy tale. Research has proven that people are less stress, have better health and more mental stability due to believing in God, an all-powerful source. One of the devotional songs I grew up singing: “this joy that I have the world did not give it to me and the world cannot take it away.” I encourage you to consider God as your ultimate source for every area of your life. God Bless.