Annette Nay, Ph.D.
Copyright © 2006
If you think that you may have found yourself in a place where
you need to give counsel to others (i.e., father to son, husband to
wife, supervisor to supervisee, Bishop to ward member), please stop and
- Is the person aware of the problem that you want to counsel them
on? Are you able to give them any more information than they already
have? If the answer is "No," leave it alone, unless moved upon by
the Holy Ghost. Make sure it is the Holy Ghost - Ask the Lord.
- If what you are about to say could possibly hurt the
individual's feelings, stop and pray for the Lord to give you
the right words that will be acceptable to that person. Ask the Lord
for His spirit to be with you when you talk to the person to help
the person to accept the Lord's words.
- Then humbly tell the person what the Lord has instructed you to
The Lord is a master at finesse. Use Him!