This is the continuing discussion of John C Maxwell's article discussed in my previous blog of September 25, 2009, titled, "Display Emotion". Mr. Maxwell discusses how a leader should communicate with Authenticity also known as compassion. In business, compassion is a value and part of a mission statement, therefore; it becomes part of an employees yearly evaluation. The article states that a work leader should allow glimpses of his/her joys and sorrows because that will make communication to workers trustworthy. By doing so, we can come to our leader/supervisor/director with our problems and/or concerns. By sharing our problems then they will not interfere with co-workers and work will continue as usual. How does this work in our lives once we leave work? How does this work in our spiritual life? How does this work when you are around someone you consider unworthy of love?
Christians are to stand out in a crowd as Christlike. They are to talk Gods language. What we say to non-believers are words scribed in the bible. Gods word is authentic to us because we believe in the entity himself. We believe that by following the values and laws set down, we will become a better person and life around us will be better. That is carried to work because we believe in ourselves. Paul wrote that "love believes all things, hope all things." (1Corinthians 13:7) He believed love "believed" in people and that God can take the most unattractive and unworthy individual and turn them into a masterpiece of beauty and grace. (Our Daily Bread, Sept. 26, 2009). As followers of Jesus Christ, we TRUST the LORD that whomever we meet, God brought us together for a reason. Matthew 10:16 says we become "as wise as serpents" when we sense danger around us. But we should not put on the tough shell because we will have no heart of God, only darkness. Instead, we should put on our SHIELD OF ARMOUR (Ephesians 6:13-18) then continue to talk about the LOVE of God and bring the non-believer to Jesus. Can you keep on your Shield of Armour when you approach a person you feel is unworthy? Are we qualified to know who is unworthy? Are the worthy really worthy or worthy on the outside and unworthy on the inside? Do we wear our worthiness on our sleeve at all times? Do others believe we are trustworthy at all times?
Tomorrow we will discuss #3 "Embody Values, Communication Benefit: Credibility" from the article. I look forward to hearing from you and any scriptures you have to share. Thank you and.....
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