Brenda’s Blog – September 11, 2018
The day began with emotional upsets. The need to earn a living pressed hard on me. I chose commission-only sales because it gave me freedom as a single Mom. “You’re a natural… you are good with people; you build trust easily; you understand abstract concepts…” Yes, those were all positives. One small piece was not included in the equation: I could not ask people for money. In other words, I couldn’t close the deal. To survive in sales, a sale must be made, right?
On this day I left the office scheduled with appointments to talk with business people about their insurance plans. I was newly single and struggling greatly. The Dallas traffic created havoc. I pulled off onto the feeder road to move past the stand still on Central Expressway. I edged toward the intersection. Everything in me was coming apart.
Then I looked up – there on the corner was a property for sale. Nothing unusual. BUT, the real estate broker’s sign posted the agent’s name: Brenda Goforth. What? There it was in front of my eyes – Brenda Goforth.
I laughed, I cried, and I praised God. Just when I needed Him most He gave me a two word expression of His presence. I did go forth. However, I soon realized management was definitely in sync with my design, leaving sales calls to those gifted men and women who loved “asking for the sale.”
Are you at an intersection wondering what God is doing in your life? Is this a time when the “what’s next” seems veiled? This may be a season of confusion, pain, and struggle. But please don’t lose hope.
God is at work in your life. There is a go-forth He has prepared for you.