SEVEN SECONDS (2)                                                    James 3:13-18

Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom. (v13)

In the first seven seconds people often decide what they do or don’t want to hear what you have to say. It may not be fair – but it’s a fact in How to talk. So people listen, communication expert Sonya Hamlin says when it comes to hearing and seeing, sight is the more important and powerful sense. She writes: “We remember 85 to 90 percent of what we see, but less than 15 percent of what we hear. Countless of people have lost sales opportunities, ruined job interviews, or been turned down for dates because their appearance didn’t match someone else’s expectations. If you’re wise you’ll ask your family and friends if you’re inclined to display nonverbal clues that capture their attention and take the focus off what you’re trying to communicate. “One pastor says, “I never realized how many nonverbal mistakes I was making until I saw myself on video. Now it’s my regular practice to go back and watch myself to determine not only what I said, but also how I said it. The tape doesn’t lie.” Great actors can tell a story without saying a word, simply by using facial expression on your face. Even people who pride themselves on “playing with a poker face” and on their ability to not let other people know what they’re really thinking, convey an unspoken message of detachment. And that makes meaningful connection with other people well-nigh impossible. If your face is going to “talk” – and it is – make sure you’re communicating the right thing. (TWFT)

PRAYER LINE: Frail children of dust, and feeble as trail. In Thee do we trust nor find Thee to fail; Thy mercies how tender, how firm to the end. Our Maker, Defender, Redeemer and Friend – Grant

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No mistake is more dangerous than mistake of the identity of Jesus.

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