Opposites attract. Thank God.
During Men Week here at FLT, I want to tell you about my man. He’s amazing and has such a heart for the Lord.
I am not a salesperson. I know this because I have tried to sell before. I come off sounding like a used car salesman from the 1970’s…it’s not pretty. If you see me in my orange and brown polyester leisure suit, be forewarned that my Slick SalesGal Side is on the loose. Danger, Will Robinson.
So it’s no surprise that I struggle with “selling” Christianity. It’s because that’s what I often try to do—sell it.
It can’t be sold.
My husband Mark, on the other hand, is a natural evangelist.
I bulldoze. Mark tiptoes.
Take, for instance, the example he and I were just discussing this week. Mark is reaching out to someone at work about Christ. How? By listening.
Wow. What a shocking, unique, outrageously fresh concept.
“If you aren’t interested in what they have to say, they won’t be interested in what you have to say,” he told me over dinner. Hmmm. So easy. So difficult.
Mark listens. He pays attention. He hears. Then, when it is his turn to share, the other person is more apt to listen/pay attention/hear, because Mark did it first.
Just love that about my guy. Who knows? He might even inspire ME to listen first and talk second.
Well…maybe. That’s still a stretch for me. 🙂
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