Guidance involves advice, counsel, direction, instruction, suggestions, and leadership.
Before guiding, consider the following.
1) Pray. Sounds easy enough, right? How many times do we stop and pray before we think through, type out, or talk about something?
2) Check the motive. Why do we want to advise someone? If the motive is not out of love and a desire to improve the other person, rethink.
3) Timing is everything. Do we understand the events that surround another person’s actions? Timing makes a difference in how we are received.
4) Encourage by affirmation. Critiquing someone’s decisions is received far better when we begin by affirming previous actions.