“When the apostles returned, they gave an account to Him of all that they had done. Taking them with Him, He withdrew by Himself to a city called Bethsaida” – (Luke 9:10)
Effective ministry regards feedback. Organisations that have grown so well are keen on feedbacks. Feedback is an honest way of helping someone of an institution come in touch with the reality.
Jesus when he had sent the 12 to preach in villages regarded feedback. After that feedback He took the disciples to a secret place to develop them further.
At that retreat, He asked who people said He is (Luke 9:18). You know it’s good to hear the report out there. Corporate and individual feedback can help shape ministry to serve the needs better.
When we don’t give that that feedback, we help in stagnating the process of growth.
“Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future” (Prov 19:20). We must be willing to both give honest feedback and also be ready for feedback.
Christian circles encourage feedback that is mostly positive. Positive feedback gives us the encouragement to move forward. I am usually very encouraged by people you appreciate me.
But on the other hand, it is likewise necessary to give reproof feedback. “The ear that listens to life-giving reproof will dwell among the wise” (Prov 15:31).
Feedback is communication to a person or a team of people regarding the effect their efforts and behavior is having on another person. That information may be encouraging or rebuking.
While giving feedback we must use our tongue well. “Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one” (Col 4:6)
The idea of both giving and receiving feedback fills people with fear, and poorly given feedback can leave deep wounds which last for years and can destroy trust, friendship and working relationships.
Every one of us has an incredibly powerful tool that we can use to tear people down or to lift people up. The choice is our
Feedback is a very powerful thing, it helps us develop that vital element of maturity. Always give feedback.
© Wisdom from Above 2020
Rev. Bobby K. Ndung’u
📢 Christian Missionary
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