It’s the same for you. If you speak to people in words they don’t understand, how will they know what you are saying? You might as well be talking into empty space. There are many different languages in the world, and every language has meaning. But if I don’t understand a language, I will be a foreigner to someone who speaks it, and the one who speaks it will be a foreigner to me. And the same is true for you. Since you are so eager to have the special abilities the Spirit gives, seek those that will strengthen the whole church. – 1 Corinthians 14:9-12 NLT
One of the most important things as a preacher, teacher, writer and/or speaker, etc. is clarity. Even our daily relationships need a good dose of clarity. We need to be clear on what one another is saying or feeling. In regards to who you minister to, manage, or work with we need to be communicating in a way that our hearers, leaders, and subordinates or peers can understand. The only way for people to know what we expect or what we are saying is to speak in words (communicate in such a way) which they can understand. Not communicating in a way others can easily understand is the same as shouting out into an empty space. You’ll get no reply. Here are a few things I am learning.
Be clear in your speaking / teaching. Every time you get up to speak the truth of God be clear and know who your talking to. Know your audience.
Be available for the Holy Spirit to use but seek those things which will have the biggest return. Don’t get any preconceived ideas but earnestly pray that God would use you in order to impact the whole church as opposed to just one. Never get into the pulpit or classroom with just one person in mind. More than likely they won’t be there that day. Speak in order to strengthen all, not some.
Be clear and be available. Keep Pursuing.