Have you ever wondered who will be in heaven and who won’t? Consider this quote from a leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints,
“The heavens will not be filled with those who never made mistakes but with those who recognized that they were off course and who corrected their ways to get back in the light of gospel truth.” (Dieter F. Uchtdorf, member of the First Presidency)
Our sins make us unworthy to return and live with our Heavenly Father. Thankfully we can repent of our sins and try again. The Biblical scribe, Ezra once said, “Now therefore make confession unto the Lord God of your fathers, and do his pleasure: and separate yourselves from the people of the land…”
If we know we have done something wrong, we should not procrastinate or delay our repentance. If we don’t repent, we will suffer greatly and not receive eternal life. When we repent of our sins “Godly sorrow” is necessary for repentance. Repentance leads to forgiveness, and the Lord forgives and forgets our sins if we sincerely repent and change our ways (Jeremiah 31:34).
Thoughtful Questions for Sales Professionals
- Why do you think we make mistakes?
- Why can’t we return to Heavenly Father if we don’t repent?
- How do we say we are sorry to God and actually repent of our sins?
- How often do we need to repent?
What Does God Expect of Sales Professionals on Sunday?
The Sabbath is a day set aside for rest and worship. According to Exodus 20:8, the Sabbath is commanded by God to be kept as a holy day of rest, as God rested after creating the earth. The Sabbath is observed differently among the various religions. Although many viewpoints and practices have arisen over the millennia, most originate in the same textual tradition of: “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.”
Keeping the Sabbath day “holy” for most Christians typically means to observe the Sabbath-day with activities that may include: praying, spending quality time with family members, attending Church services, meditating, studying the scriptures, visiting the sick and elderly, resting, writing in a journal, writing letters to distant friends, reading wholesome material and serving others. God has promised that those who keep His Sabbath day holy will enjoy “the fullness of the earth” (http://ow.ly/Yv3d8). Hard working Sales Professionals should take advantage of this day of rest to recharge their physical and spiritual batteries and prepare themselves for the week ahead.
Creating Value is the purpose of all we do.
Professional Selling is only the means to that end.
Terry L. Hansen is a popular speaker, consultant, trainer, and author on helping sales and customer service teams improve their ability to create value for their prospects and clients. He is regularly asked to train organizations on strategies to find more prospects, close more sales, and increase customer loyalty. You can follow or connect with Terry on Twitter (@TerryLHansen) or on LinkedIn (Linkedin.com/in/TerryLHansen). To contact Terry please email Terry@HansenGroupCompany.com or by calling 844-205-5054.