Now in those days the advice Ahithophel gave was like that of one who inquires of God. That was how both David and Absalom regarded all of Ahithophel's advice. 2 Samuel 16:23
As you recall, David prayed that Ahithophel's counsel would be foolishness. The passage continues with Absalom asking Hushai whether or not to take Ahithophel's advice. Long story short (but worth the read), Absalom doesn't take Ahithophel's counsel (and Ahithophel's advice was foolish).
This verse, however, stood out to me. The reputation of Ahithophel was widespread for he was a man of good counsel. He was a traitor, yes, but up until that time, his advice was solid. His reputation is the key portion I'd like to flesh out.
How's your reputation among the Godly and ungodly? Is your word as good as gold, so to speak? Are you reliable? Do you need to be told a half dozen times before something gets done? Is your counsel "like that of one who inquires of God?" I know, those are large shoes to climb into but if we are to make a significant impact in this world, our reputation and counsel has to be rock solid.
Fortunately for us, though, we can be grounded on the Rock of Ages and rely on Him for our wisdom. Ask him daily, if not more often, for that wisdom for he loves to give it out generously (James 1:5).