Real Customer Service
Talk is cheap…action speak louder than words. While it never hurts to do the ‘wind work’, as my grandpa use to say, when it’s time to get the job done, then it’s time to stop talking and put your shoulder to the plow and get after it. That’s how I was raised.
If you want to impress someone, then say what you’re going to do, then do it. I find a lot of ‘talkers’ in our line of business. Big promises and very little return. It’s amazing…it’s one of those deals where if I had a nickel for everyone that said they were going to do something I’d be rich kind of environments. We’ve all seen it or been involved with something similar.
This is how many have come to view Christ followers. All talk and no action or say one thing but do the opposite. The stories we hear how people have been hurt in the church or by fellow Christians just breaks our hearts. This is one of the biggest reasons we strive so hard to be genuine in our actions as business owners and Christ followers.
If we want to stand any chance of impacting the world, we must lead by example. We are the first and sometimes the last opportunity to be Jesus to the world…examine our life today…are you a talker or a doer?
Real Customer Service
by Os Hillman
“While they were going out a man, who was demon-possessed and could not talk, was brought to Jesus.” Matthew 9:32
Years ago, it was not uncommon to have your milk delivered to your home. Doctors made house calls. And when you made a call to a company to discuss a problem, you actually spoke to a human being. Those days of personal service are gone, and if we are not careful, we will follow the same trend in how we share the gospel.
So often we are encouraged to bring people to church. Yet, we see no examples of where Jesus brought people into the synagogue to get them saved or healed. The miracles happened more often in the workplace because that was where Jesus could be found. Jesus had less response and found more resistance in the synagogue than in the workplace. He took the gospel to and modeled the gospel in the workplace. That is where the power of God was manifested. This is not to say we should not bring people to church, only that our priority should be to bring the Church into the workplace, not bring the workplace into the church.
Paul understood this when he said, “My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, so that your faith might not rest on men’s wisdom, but on God’s power” (1 Corinthians 2:4).
Paul understood that it wasn’t words that impacted people; it was the power of God manifested through him.
When is the last time someone saw something happen through your life that could not be explained other than God working in your life? When you begin to see this happen, you will be modeling ministry as Jesus modeled it. You will be bringing the Church to the people, not the people to the church. Pray that God makes you a vessel of His power, not simply a vessel of words.