Have you ever been around a salesperson? Their goal is to sell you something whether you realize you need it or not. Some salespeople earn a salary based on their ability to sell others may receive bonuses. But at the end of the day their goal is to get you to buy what they are selling.
I’m RW and let’s have a fireside chat about “Are You a Salesperson?”
You may be asking yourself why am I asking you this question. Well one day I was at a Bible study and we had a new member join and he was asked to share something about himself. He shared where he lived and about his family. Then he shared his profession — he stated he was a salesman. Immediately the thought came in my mind “Are you a salesman for Jesus Christ” One of the ministry areas of Protect the Brand is “Marketing”. I thought about do I sell Jesus. I then thought, that’s inappropriate to ask the question about Jesus. But let me share my thoughts with you on this.
Remember the goal of a salesperson is for you to walk away with what they are promoting. Every company should have a Mission and Vision Statement. The Great Commission is the mission and vision statement for promoting Jesus. The Great Commission states — “16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age” (Matthew 28:16-20).
Our goal as Christian is to make sure those around us who do not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ goes away seeking to want to know more about Him or know Him as their personal Savior. Now there are many ways the spirit can led you to share Christ so be sensitive to that. When I think about being a salesperson for Christ I think about the commission we will receive. An earthly salesperson gets a paycheck or bonus check based on how well they sell. When it comes to Christ I think of eternal rewards. I am not saying your salvation is tied to works. Once you accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior he will always be your Savior. No one can take that away. (Ephesians 2:8-9 and John 10:27-28). However, there are eternal and earthly rewards for promoting Christ.
Let’s focus on the eternal rewards which are those things we will receive in heaven from God. Colossians 3:23-24 states “23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, 24 since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving“. Ephesians 1:18 states “18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people,”. Matthew 6:19-20 states “19 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal”.
So I will ask the question once more “Are You a Salesperson for Christ?” There are many different ways that you could promote and market Christian including:
- Your disposition and actions – how you live your life without using words
- Your Attitude
- The words we speak
- The way you dress
- Invite someone to church
- Getting to know someone and developing a genuine friendship can be a way to market the Brand of Jesus Christ and Sharing the Plan of Salvation.
When you get to the bottom line; when people encounter you do they see Jesus in your life and want Him in their life or more of Him in their life? Protect the Brand of Jesus Christ.