Summary: I want to have a face that people are eager to approach. This is a “yes face”. People pick up on our facial expressions, our body language and our non-verbal communication. It can start with a simple smile.
In a ministry context, I think one of the most important things is simply to smile. Yes. At the end of a Sunday, I would come home, and my face would feel sore because I had worked the muscles, my smiling muscles. You see, I want to have a yes face and not a stress face.
I want to have a face that people are eager to approach. This is a “yes face”. Let’s contrast that with a “no face”. I don't want to walk around on a Sunday morning with such a stern, rougher composure, like I am on a mission and not to be interrupted. Could you smile more? I think we can all look a little more approachable. I think we all look a little bit more open to others. I think people will want to be around a smiler more than they would a person to continually frowns. My encouragement to you is simple. Smile more smile today. There is a stark contrast between the Yes-Face and the No-Face. Get into the habit of having a resting “Yes face”. I think it will make a huge difference.
Does your normal and natural “resting face” communicate YES or does it communicate STRESS? 90% of communication is non-verbal. So, I am communicating, even when I'm not intending to communicate. People pick up on our facial expressions, our body language and our non-verbal communication. Let’s start with the easy win. It can start with a simple smile.