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Counseling the Counselor

Updated: Mar 6, 2023


The Importance of Set Aside Time with God for the NCCA Counselor


By Nikka A. W. Stenson


Isaiah 40: 13-14

13 Who hath directed the Spirit of the Lord, or being his counsellor hath taught him?

14 With whom took he counsel, and who instructed him, and taught him in the path of judgment, and taught him knowledge, and shewed to him the way of understanding?



As we peruse the holy scriptures, we find promises that offer us hope, joy, and peace. The promises that have been bestowed on the child of God have been given to us by a God who loves us.


The wisdom of God is unsearchable. His level of wisdom and intellect defies our human knowledge and proclivity. We cannot even begin to understand the power of his mind and who he is. As I think about the bible and the very front cover of it, it reads: H.O.L.Y. B.I.B.L.E. As I have learned, this could mean He Only Left You Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth.


From the perspective of a counselor, I have learned to look at the Bible as my instruction manual for life. This perspective has afforded me the privilege to extrapolate the principles of the bible and apply them to my life, yielding the results that Christ wants me to have. This perspective was birthed out of the Lord, providing me with a glimpse into what counseling looks like from his perspective.

In the above scripture that I quoted, we see the Eagle Eye Prophet, Isaiah asking us a question: “Who hath directed the Spirit of the Lord, or being his counselor hath taught him?” ~Isaiah 40:13. In this passage of scripture, Isaiah forces us to think about who counsels Christ. Who provides Christ with the wisdom and knowledge needed to cultivate the thinking processes of one’s mind? As I began to think about and ponder this passage of scripture in my mind, I could not help but think about myself as a counselor.


Counseling is a unique attribute of Christ. I like to think of counseling as Christ entrusting his children to assist one another in correcting wrong or harmful thinking, that would eventually give way to destructive behavior. The scriptures are filled with the power of counseling from both a positive and negative perspective.



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