Love you all, praying for you.
I just love God’s Word. It gives wisdom that is so practical for everyday life and relationships – not dated, but generational. Have you ever thought about the importance of regular communication in relationships or organizations? Are you a part of an organization? A group of people drawn together by something? Do you lead one? You’re at least a part of a family if nothing else. What are the two most important parts of any successful organization? #1 Vision. #2 Communication. God said without vision, the people perish, (Prov 29:18) they cast off restraint. But for vision to remain clear and strong, there must be regularly scheduled communication. Just like in any relationship – great communication makes great relationships. So also in organizations, great communication makes great organizations. It makes people feel like a valued part. What’s the key to communication? Certainly how you say things, but equally important – how often. It is vitally important to have a venue for communication at least weekly, if not daily. It’s how you sustain vision, it’s how you gain cooperation, it’s how you establish priorities, and eliminate roadblocks, obstacles, and misunderstanding. Misunderstanding is the enemy of organizations, just like relationships. Regular communication keeps relationships strong, and sustains vision. Sometimes you need to remember why you’re here. Vision is important – because if that isn’t clear – how will you attract the people you need – with like hearts? How will they know that this organization is worth being a part of, or it’s leaders are worth following, or walking together with? (Eight hours a day on a job is a significant commitment of life). What about a group of people, whether a church, a family, or a group of similar interest? Conflicts can arise, because people have different ideas and ways of doing things. And some people are a part of the organization, but have a very different vision of what it is supposed to be. If you don’t communicate well, it can become gridlock. How do you ensure that the vision remains, and conflicts can be resolved? You need a scheduled time for open dialogue, and solution finding. Regularly scheduled communication is the most important factor in sustaining vision. Without regular communication - vision leaks. And before you know it, it could run out. That’s why weekly meetings for an organization – are crucial to sustain vision, celebrate successes, inject motivation, and ensure progress. It’s the scheduled communication times – that ensure good communication, not the random times when you can catch up. Those are important too, but not as important as the communication habit. It’s what sustains vision – and motivation. What is God telling you to do that includes others? Maybe something new, or something you’ve done for a while, or wanted to. What time each week do you allocate for vision and communication? Regularly scheduled conversations may be difficult to maintain. Why? The tyranny of the urgent. There’s always something that pops up that seems more important in the moment, than vision, or unity. But regular communication, whether for an organization, or even a regular date night in a marriage, is vital to long term success. Praying that you will encourage and commit to this - in any group that you are a part of. So God can give you vision, sustain it, and enable you to love well, resolve issues, and become a group that people long to be a part of. Especially if it has Kingdom-Purpose. Without a scheduled time, it won’t get done. With a scheduled time, you’d have to choose not to – in order to not do it. Praying that whatever group God calls you to, you will encourage them to be effective in regular communication that ensures success.
Love you all,
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Kelly Kamentz - Jesus follower, husband, father, and friend, helping others surrender time, thoughts, money, and testimony, to fulfill their purpose!