In Singapore today, there is an influx of foreigners because of our almost full employment economy and there are many foreigners who work in customer service in our retail establishments and hawker centres. What employers do not realize is that they may have a body to do customer service but it does not ensure that they contribute to sales. A few foreigners who do not speak the language nor understand the local customs, confront and are an affront to customers rather than provide customer service. These cause the customers never to return again, or cause bad relationships with customers and resultant loss in sale.
Ever thought that you are Jesus’ customer service representative?
- Always smiling,
- Never leaning on anything,
- Respectful to address customers,
- Able to share the Word in detail,
- Able to make personal recommendations?
Are Christians supposed to be always smiling? The Bible says a merry heart doeth good like a medicine. From the need for one to be reminded of this in the Bible, must mean that no one smiles all the time for each has seasons of life. However, for a Child of God it is not the smile that matters but the joy that is in the heart. If there is joy, it is not so difficult to smile for Jesus.
Are you leaning on Jesus alone? Other things will fail. Only Jesus never fails. Are you leaning on excuses for not being a consistent witness because it is not the opportune time? Because I cannot present well? Ever heard of practice makes perfect?
Are you polite? Being polite comes from respect for the other person. If you cannot respect a person how can you love him enough to share the gospel with? It is not respect as if to “kow-tow ” to the person i.e. bowing to the person , but respect to say you are like me we are sinners. The difference between you and me is perhaps, I am a sinner saved by grace.
Do you know what you believe? if not, it is time to find out, for how can you share what you don’t know? If your faith means anything to you, you must find out much about it .
Can you recommend Jesus to someone? There are Christians who have been in church every Sunday for many, many years. However, they have not recommended Jesus to anyone. What is Jesus to you? Who is Jesus to you?
Would you recommend Him to your friends? If not then why are you known as a Christian? What are you attending church for? What is your purpose as a Christian?
You do not have to be afraid to speak up for Jesus, for it is His responsibilty to speak to their hearts and to clarify any doubts if you cannot.
Those are only some of the factors you should think about sharing the gospel.
Will you be one of those silent Christians who think only of self, my and me?
Then what will you bring to Jesus when you see Him?
What reputation is Jesus getting through you? Have you ever brought a customer to Jesus?
Will you end your life with Jesus saying “I know you not!”
“If anyone is ashamed of me and my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when he comes in his Father’s glory with the holy angels.” Mark 8:38
Will you put on or off Jesus?
Will you cause others to put on or off Jesus?