Solomon was a very wise man and successful king of an ancient Israel. When He lived by Gods Wisdom he was happy. If we live by Gods Wisdom and understanding our chances of living a happy and successful life increases exponentially. Happiness, fulfillment, and success go together.
Let us Learn together
1.The first secret deals with good communication skills
-Good communication skills can increase your chances of success and happiness
-Poor communication is often the number one problem in life, family, church, marriage, and relationships.
-Saying the wrong thing at the wrong time or not saying anything at all affect our relationships at home, school, at work, at the national level
-Every aspect of communication, our words, our tone of voice, our gestures, our facial expressions, our spirit, our timing and all our non-verbal communications habits affect relationships.
A. Our communication can extinguish anger or escalate it ( Prov 15:1)
*Look at the words “gentle, soft” and Harsh, unkind”
*Every time we are angry or someone is angry with us, we have a choice of being “gentle or harsh”.
*Remember you are not responsible for other peoples behavior but you are responsible for your own behavior.
B. Our Communication can wound others or heal them ( Prov 12:18 )
*We can wound or heal people by our words (Prov. 15:4)
C. Our communication can mean life or death ( Prov. 18:21)
Remember the song “oh be careful little mouth what you say..”
D. Our communication can bring inspiration to others ( Prov. 25:11 )
*Communication is powerful, either negatively or positively.
2. Solomons Steps to Successful Communication.
A. Speak in ways that help others (Prov. 15:2)
*Don’t become verbally bully
*Always speak in ways that help others
B. Fill your mind with wisdom in order to speak persuasively (Prov. 16:23)
*When we engage our mouths without engaging our minds we are in trouble.
*God give me your wisdom so I will speak in a way equal to the opportunities you give me to speak’ (the boy and molasses).
C. Listen before you speak(Prov. 18:13)
*Talking before listening is foolish
*”the man with two fences to control his dog”- teeth and lips>
D. Think before speaking (Prov. 29:20)
*Always filter your words through your brain
E. Don’t talk too much (Prov. 10:19)
*There is a time to stop talking, make your point then be silent (Prov 17:28)
3. The Benefits of an effective communication
A. Fulfillment (Prov. 15:23)
B. Friendship (Prov. 22:11)
*How can we make and keep friends? Speech habits count a lot.
C. Fitness (Prov. 13:13) Control your tongue- live long (Prov. 16:24)
*Be careful about what you say – keep out of trouble (Prov. 21:33).
Let us make a commitment to talk right. Live better with Gods help we can! Amen!!!