(Proverbs 15:22 KJV) Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established.
It is desirable to seek “counsel” (consultation NASB) (5475). This is hard for me. I don’t mind discussing and debating but in the end I want to do it my way. This is a weakness. It limits our growth.
We see this in history and culture. Recently in my history class I was reviewing how Commodore Perry forced Japan to open its ports to trade and foreign influence. Japan had made the decision three hundred years before to isolate itself. That one decision cut them off from the ideas and cross-pollination of other cultures and a civilization that was on a par began to fossilize and stop developing. China made a similar decision and went from being possibly the most advanced culture to being one of the most backwards.
The same can be true in our personal and spiritual lives. This is why corporate worship and fellowship is so important. Those of us who are loners need to be reminded of this.
So? Get involved. Learn to share. Learn to listen. Grow.