Today, I would like us to reflect on the importance of having a plan based on Biblical principles to resolve problems and failures in communication, both in our individual lives and within our families. As we all know, communication is an essential component of our relationships with others. It is how we convey our thoughts, feelings, and ideas to those around us. When our communication falters, it can lead to misunderstandings, hurts, and even breakdowns in relationships.
That is why it is vital that we turn to the Word of God to learn how to communicate effectively. In Proverbs 12:15, it says, "The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice." This verse reminds us that we should always be open to counsel and guidance from those who are wiser than us. We must also be willing to admit when we are wrong and seek forgiveness when we have hurt others.
In Proverbs 14:12, it says, "There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death." This verse warns us that relying on our nderstanding and knowledge can lead us down the wrong path. We must rely on God's wisdom and guidance to make the right decisions in our communication and problem-solving.
Furthermore, Colossians 3:25 reminds us that "the wrongdoer will be paid back for the wrong he has done, and there is no partiality." We must understand that our actions have consequences, both positive and negative. When we obey God's Word in our communication and problem-solving, we will be lifted up, but if we choose to ignore it, we invite disaster.
Hebrews 12:5-6 says, "And have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons? My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord, nor be weary when reproved by him. For the Lord disciplines the one he loves and chastises every son whom he receives." We must understand that discipline from the Lord is not punishment but rather an act of love. God wants us to learn and grow from our mistakes so that we can become better people and better communicators.
Finally, James 1:25 says, "But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing." This verse reminds us that we must not only read and hear God's Word but also apply it to our lives. When we do, we will be blessed in our relationships and communication with others.
In conclusion, we must always strive to communicate effectively and resolve problems based on Biblical principles. Let us be wise and humble, seeking God's wisdom and guidance in all we do. Let us apply His Word to our lives and be doers of His Word. When we do, we will be lifted up and blessed. Amen.