A friend of mine, Chris Kosko, wrote this after being inspired by the Ram Truck Super Bowl! I am thankful every day that GOD MADE ME a Salesman!
day God looked down on all He had created, acknowledging His fine work
He breathed a sigh of relaxation. Watching His beloved walk around,
live the lives He'd graciously given them, observing the well-oiled
machine of life at His hand....He noticed, knowingly, something was
missing; much like the 'helper' from before. He knew the social
paradigm He'd made, now He needed a liaison between social parties: So
God made a Salesman!
God said, I will need someone to explain and
demonstrate things as a means of living; but do it with wisdom,
professionalism and expertise....So God made a Salesman. I will need
someone to be willing to work long hours, on their days off, holidays,
birthdays and anniversaries, during big games for what will end up being
nothing....So God made a Salesman. I need someone to explain the
numbers, the math, the reasons behind them with integrity,
straight-forward and not swaying to the left or right....So God made a
Salesman. I need someone that is unafraid to approach a total
stranger and find the best way to become their best friend and a
significant part of their lives and foster a strong relationship out of
thin air....So God made a Salesman.
I need someone to stand on
honesty, hold back the shady deal, be unafraid to challenge authority
that doesn't line up with My commands, and have faith that I will take
care of him....So God made a Salesman.
I need someone that is
enthusiastic and energetic, whose smile is contagious and his laughter
calming and up-lifting...So God made a Salesman.
I need someone who
can hold a team together, and encourage those that are down, who plays
by the book and willing to help, even to his own hurt....So God made a
I need someone willing to feel their customers' pain,
sympathize with them, and then stand on the promise made to take the
pain away and take care of them....So God made a Salesman.
someone that will go out in the wind and the rain to make his place look
nice and organized, inviting and welcome, then serve his customers
before he serves himself....So God made a Salesman.
I need an
advocate for the people on the other side of the desk, a defender of
those that know not what they are doing and could be easily fooled or
taken advantage of..........