The disciples of Jesus, friends of Paul’s, begged Paul to reconsider going into an area that put his life at risk. They were concerned for his well-being. 

But Paul said “I am ready to die for Jesus.”

Unlike Paul we sometimes allow ourselves to become persuaded not to follow the Spirit because of fear for our flesh. We allow our loved ones well-intentioned but misplaced opinions to influence our boldness in following Christ. 

Before you give advice or take it, make sure that what you are saying/doing lines up with the leading of the Holy Spirit. Don’t allow what may happen to this mortal body affect the calling Christ has placed on your life.