Sometimes, the advice we give to others is the very advice we need to hear ourselves. We would be wise to listen when we speak. For our mouths could very well be the voice of God by use of the Holy Spirit.
Conversely, the advice others offer us sometimes doesn’t fit our situation…because they are actually telling themselves something that they need to hear. We should feel no obligation to take the advice. Take it or leave it…and never resent it. You may just be the sounding board a friend needs to echo back the message they most need to hear.
And by saying all this, I have said what I most need to hear.
This is why I journal online.