We assume things about other people, often the worst. Instead of giving them the benefit of the doubt, we react based on what we have made up in our minds about them. We don’t even attempt to find the truth. These assumptions are often born out of our own insecurities and fear of rejection. This assumption thing ruins relationships. We need to learn to see the best in others…
Posts Tagged ‘communication’
How often have you ended up discussing your faith or beliefs with others and then, at the end, wished you were better prepared? Have you ended up in a heated debate and then realized you could have done this better? Let us see if we can get any good recommendation from Scripture. Let us look into the instructions we are given about reaching out to others. What did Y’Shua do and what did Paul and Peter teach their followers? Our goal with this study is to see if we can go into these conversations better prepared.
To communicate effectively is a skill, almost an art. Our words can be as sweet as honey or as sharp as a two-edged sword; the power of life and death is in the tongue. Many secular books have been written about effective communication, and many passages in Scripture covers the topic of the tongue and the effects of the words spoken by it. Being a good communicator is important as most of us interact with others via the internet and other social media. The written word is easily misunderstood, for there are no emotions or body language to verify the message. We are therefor to think before we speak or type. Each of us is, effectively, the teacher of our neighbors and our brothers. This will remain so according to Jeremiah 31, until the new covenant is fully in effect.