There is something that consumes my thoughts and my prayers. I don’t just take it seriously as whole but I take responsibility for it on a very personal level. Communicating God’s word is my responsibility. Many can do it and some even assist me in it but when it all comes down to it, it is my responsibility.Seth Godin wrote this in a post a couple weeks ago and it struck a chord with me.
- If you read a blog post and misinterpret what I said, that’s my choice, not your error.
- If you attend my presentation and you’re bored, that’s my failure.
- If you are a student in my class and you don’t learn what I’m teaching, I’ve let you down.
God has given me the very serious task of presenting him before many people. He is always at work doing his part so if the message doesn’t come across. it’s my fault. That is a very solemn thought to me. Seth went on to say…
What’s helpful is to realize that you have a choice when you communicate. You can design your products to be easy to use. You can write so your audience hears you. You can present in a place and in a way that guarantees that the people you want to listen will hear you. Most of all, you get to choose who will understand (and who won’t).
The truth is that we all have this responsibility. We may not all teach in front of an audience but we are all called to communicate God’s message to those around us. The question we need to ask ourselves…is the message getting across?