Monday, December 20, 2010

I Could Never Work In Sales

Mike comes to our church office every Monday morning asking if we have an order. EVERY Monday morning. He works for the company we order food from for our Wednesday meal. For several months, we didn't have the Wednesday meal. Mike still came every Monday morning and asked if we had an order, for MONTHS. He brought sales sheets, new product information, etc.,etc., but he did not make a sale for months.

Then one Monday morning everything changed. We decided to restart the Wednesday meals, and so we had an order for Mike. He did not know that we had changed our minds. He was just doing what he was supposed to do... coming to our church on Monday morning and asking if we had an order.  He walked in, and asked, "Well, do you have an order for me today?"  Teresa said, "Yes, we do." and Mike had made a sale. That is a tough way to make a living. Mike must ask us for an order at least a dozen times for every order we place, but if he stops asking . . . well, if he stops asking, we don't order.

Could you do that? If you are a faithful follower of Christ, you do. You offer the gospel to people dozens of times before they ever say yes. AND, IF YOU STOP OFFERING, they will not just walk up to you and say, "Hey, you look like a Christian, tell me how I can have Jesus, too."

You can tell them about your faith. That's good advertising. But, they don't need your faith. They need THE faith. We don't need the food at Mike's house. We need the food his company will deliver to our church, and the people around you need the gospel of Jesus Christ, presented again and again until they say yes.

"And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up." (Gal. 6:9)