In today’s world, we have been blessed with several means of communication. We have online chat, video conference, email, texts, BBM, and cell phones. Letters and telegraphs are a thing of the past. Sadly, with all of this modern technology, most of us have yet to master the art of communication.
Communication is the imparting or interchange of thoughts, opinions, or information by speech, writing, or signs. Despite our society’s technological advancements, messages are often misinterpreted or misunderstood.
Have you ever wondered why you no longer speak to Sister Williams or Brother Johnson? Have you ever tried to figure out why she or he became antisocial or very moody?
It’s amazing that the majority of us–not the minority don’t know how to approach one another. It’s amazing that we’re unsure of the right words to say. It’s amazing that it’s easier to speak about the person behind their back rather than to the person directly. Yet we wonder why our church is in so much disarray.
Communication is not limited to how we speak to one another; it also incorporates how we interact with each other. When you keep your silence, it speaks wonders. When you exchange looks, it speaks wonders. When you speak unintelligibly or without compassion, it speaks wonders.
If we do not know how to communicate amongst ourselves, how on Earth can we communicate the gospel to those of the world? The second coming of Jesus Christ is dependent on how quickly we can spread the good news. Jesus will not return until every ear has heard of Him. It seems as if many of us have extended our stay on Earth indefinitely. I am not interested in seeing the sights on this planet. I’m more intrigued by the sights that exist beyond our world that we can only envision through the words found in the book of Revelation.
I leave you with this…have you mastered the art of communication?
Thanks for reading and remember God loves you.
Author: Kristia M. Beaubrun