The back cover of a recent Fortune Magazine has the following message. “89% of the Fortune 100 (corporations) trust Salesforce to power their success.” So it appears the old expression, “Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door” is not true. You can have the best product in the world but you have to let the world know. We frequent a local business owned by a really fine man. Unfortunately the lady behind the cash register is surly and unpleasant. If we did not like the owner we would never do business there.
Jesus is the BEST product in the world. He offers out of this world comfort and love. In His wisdom, (which we cannot doubt, but does make us wonder) He has given us the responsibility to be His Salesforce. I want to say, “Oh Horrors” but, I will trust that He knows best. Are we really better at this than angels would be? I guess so.
I along with you want so very much to be a great salesperson for Jesus. Often sales personnel are incentivized by personal rewards like higher pay or paid vacations to some far off isle. Sometimes I hear sermons about stars in our heavenly crowns; one star for each person we brought to Jesus. Oh, please no! If you are like me we would spend eternity counting each other’s stars to see who was the best. I don’t want one. I don’t need one. If I get one I will put it in a closet. Our incentive is our love for Jesus. We get eternal life. We get redemption and forgiveness. What possible THING could ever begin to compare. Being like Him surely is the best way ever to be His Salesforce.
Written by Roger Bothwell on July 8, 2016
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