Communication is the act of giving, receiving, and sharing information. It is fundamental to the existence of humans. Communication plays a vital role in helping individuals find common ground in a mutually respectful manner. Communication is the key in every aspect of life, whether in person relationships or professional life.
Verbal communication is usually what we are most careful with but the sheer power of non-verbal communication shouldn’t be underestimated. We are constantly delivering messages through non-verbal cues such as movements, gestures, expressions, etc. And these determine how we make people feel and what we end up conveying to them, even more than the words we speak. When we don’t pay attention to our non-verbal cues, communication can often break down or even turn toxic.
The Bible talks about the importance of our words being in line with what is in our hearts. When these two things become misaligned, our communication can end up becoming unhealthy, especially towards those closest to us. We may be saying the right things, but often our non-verbal communication ends up betraying the disconnect that our words have with our hearts. So let all our communication flow out of an honest and sincere love, the kind that God can pour into our hearts.