Mitch Albom, the author of Have a Little Faith: A True Story, said this about faith, “Faith is about doing. You are how you act, not just how you believe.”
The Apostle Paul taught us what faith is: “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” (Heb 11:1). Faith is a principle of action and power. Our Savior, Jesus Christ, is the cornerstone of our faith and that faith leads to our salvation, if we endure to the end. Of course, along the way our faith will be challenged. Those trials of our faith make us strong and are a precious part of our growth.
The Apostle Peter said, “That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ.” (1 Peter 1:7)
Miracles are possible according to our faith (Matt 9:28-29). Evan a small amount of faith can move the “mountains” in our individual lives (Matt 17:20). We can increase our faith by studying the scriptures and keeping the commandments. In short, we gain more faith by doing things that require faith.
Thoughtful Questions for Sales Professionals
- How is faith an “action” word?
- Is it hard to believe in something you have not seen?
- What miracles have you seen because of your faith?
- How can faith grow like a seed?
- What can you do to strengthen and increase your faith?
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 end.
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.