Making the sale

Casey the car salesman

Casey the car salesman (Photo credit: misterbisson)

Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?”

The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’ ”

“You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman. “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”  – Genesis 3:1-5

Watching a Dave Ramsey video about how sales people work, he said that when a perspective customer asks a question, the sales person should answer it with a question to get more information and make the sale. For example, if the customer asks about the gas mileage of a car, the sales person could ask, “Do you travel a lot?” The information given from a question like this would enable the sales person to point out more benefits of the car that will meet that perceived needs of the customer. The more desires they realize, the more the sales person has to work with to meet those needs.

The world tries to woo us with questions of how we should live and what we really want from life. The doubts that rise from the questions make us wonder if we really are moving in the right direction. Something we have learned as truth from God may become distorted in viewing it through the world’s lenses. Unless we keep our God glasses on, and see things his way, we can be filled with doubts and fall off the road meant for us to travel.

Prayer: Lord, I pray for your wisdom to help me walk through today. The pure truth I desire only comes from you. Amen

Faith Tip: Read God’s word first and live it in the world; and not read the world first and try to fit it in the Bible.