Monday, July 13, 2009

Communication Part 1

Life is busy and we are pulled in a million different directions everyday, or at least that's the way it seems. Scripture is very clear that we need to seek the counsel (advice) of those who have not only proven themselves to us, but have proven themselves to be faithful in what the Lord has called them to do. As far as I can tell, there are at least five reasons people do not seek our advisement. This week we will examine these five and ask ourselves some rather tough, but necessary, questions. At the end of the week (Saturday) we will take one last look at all five and assess ourselves. It may not be the most enjoyable ride you take, but when you see what he Lord can do through a heart that is sensitive to His correction, the trip will be worth it. Let's begin . . .

  1. They don't think we can help. (Ability)

Maybe it's the way we carry ourselves. Maybe it's our demeanor. Maybe it's . . . well it really doesn't matter. If someone thinks we can not help them with their problem they are not likely to ask for our help. Be on guard that we give the impression that we are capable of doing what we are capable of doing and at the same time, do not seem to have abilities that we most certainly do not have.

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