Let me expound on that for a moment. And I know that if I am to be true to that statement then I will be changing my "Mission Statement" real soon because I am really not a counselor. I have no desire to be a counselor. But do you know why???
JESUS is The Wonderful Counselor! And HE doesn't need any of our help. When Isaiah predicted the coming of the “Wonderful Counselor” (Isaiah 9:6), he was encouraging Israel to remember their Messiah was truly coming to establish HIS Kingdom (Isaiah 9:7).
Isaiah was writing nearly 800 years before CHRIST. This period of history was chaotic as the Assyrians were on the march, taking people into captivity by the droves. Isaiah’s prophecy gave the people of GOD Hope, a Hope that they so desperately needed.
That Isaiah calls The Messiah the “Wonderful Counselor” indicates the very character of JESUS CHRIST. The word 'wonderful' in this passage literally means “incomprehensible.” The Messiah will cause us to be “full of wonder.” The word is much heavier, and meaningful, than the way it’s used in normal conversation today. We say things are “wonderful” if they are pleasant, lovely, or the least bit likable. JESUS is Wonderful in a way that is boggling to the mind.
The second part of the Messiah’s title is the word 'counselor'. In ancient Israel, a counselor was portrayed as a wise king, such as Solomon, giving guidance to his people (1 Kings 4:34; Micah 4:9). Isaiah uses this word again in 28:29 to describe the LORD: “This also comes from the LORD of hosts; he is Wonderful in Counsel and Excellent in Wisdom.”
JESUS is a Wise Counselor. “HE did not need any testimony about mankind, for HE knew what was in each person” (John 2:25). HE is able to advise HIS People thoroughly because HE is qualified in ways no human counselor could ever be.
In JESUS CHRIST is “hidden all the treasures of Wisdom and Knowledge” (Colossians 2:3), including the Knowledge of all human nature (Psalm 139:1–2). JESUS already, and always, knows what we are going through, and HE knows the right course of action (Hebrews 4:15–16).
JESUS' position as our Wonderful Counselor means we can Trust HIM to listen to our problems and guide us in the right direction (Proverbs 3:6).
We can be sure HE is listening because HE told us to pray to HIM about our worries (Philippians 4:6; James 1:5). We can be certain HE has our best interests at heart because HE Loves us (1 John 4:19). And HIS Love is so wide and deep (and Wonderful) that we cannot fully understand it (Romans 5:8).
I do not wish to even attempt to be anyone's counselor, because that is not my job, nor call. I am called to Love, in Truth and in SPIRIT, and to be one of many voices in the battlefield that is crying out, telling Truth, in Love and being a Light in the darkness.
Sure, I am ready, willing and able to speak to others one on one, but I do not wish to counsel anyone. If someone has their mind set on finding a counselor to help them through their tough times and to sort out all that is going on within them, then I can certainly be a resource to those individuals and steer them in the right direction.
You see, JESUS is not the angry counselor, the gruff counselor, or the disconnected counselor. HE Purely and Truly understands what we’re going through and can advise us while HE also accompanies us through whatever we are facing.
“For we do not have a High Priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin” (Hebrews 4:15).
Please do not let this post discourage you from reaching out, if you feel led to do so. I am just trying to expound on a statement I made, as well as make it very clear that JESUS is The One Who can truly set us Free. And if we are set Free by The Son, then we are Truly Free Indeed! Amen!!
[[Thanks to "GotQuestions" for the resources provided on this topic]]