When is the last time you asked someone for their opinion regarding what you should do? And really listened!!???
Seeking input when you're facing the challenging decisions of life is not weakness; it's WISDOM! Learn how to ask people around you a simple question - "What do you think?" - and it will change your life by helping you make better decisions. Of course you still make the final determination, but there is great wisdom and victory in a MULTITUDE of counsel, i.e., seek as much feedback as you can get when you're facing major decisions!
"Where there is no guidance the people fall, But in abundance of counselors there is victory." ~ Proverbs 11:14
"Listen to counsel and accept discipline, That you may be wise the rest of your days." ~ Proverbs 19:20
"Prepare plans by consultation, And make war by wise guidance." ~ Proverbs 20:18
I'm always amazed at how much pride people take in "doing their own thing" or saying "I don't listen to anybody but GOD!" It's funny to me because...
A) "Doing their own thing" usually hasn't worked that well for them and...
B) It's God Himself who repeatedly tells us to GET COUNSEL and GET TEACHERS!!!
Honestly, I think it's because He knows we have a hard time hearing Him in the heat of the battle. For many of you, your emotions sound strangely like the "voice of God" when you're pressured.
Seek input. Get counsel. Talk to people. That's not weakness; that's wise.