During our time together, Jimmy and Lloyd shared best practices for communicating your calling with both care and clarity.
4 Reminders When Communicating Your Calling
1. Be authentic – People are desperate for authenticity. Are you communicating to get the market or are you communicating from the heart? People experience who we are and what we really believe more than what we say we think.
2. Don’t underestimate culture – Without understanding the context of your audience, you’ll make presuppositions and communicate in a way that is not meeting the true needs of their hearts.
3. Ask questions first – Start by getting a feel for where your audience is coming from and what their stories may be. Then, look for a chance to connect your story with theirs.
4. Go for the relationship – God makes up for the imperfections in our communication when we’re really in it for the other person. Don’t seek a debate, seek a relationship. I Thessalonians 2:3-8 provides powerful wisdom in this area.