Unqualified? You’re hired! Part 1

Written by on March 9, 2012

Now when they [rulers, elders, and scribes] saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized that they had been with Jesus. (Acts 4:13, NKJV)

This is a new season in the marketplace. I’m working with Tim & Roger’s computer software business, Telios – primarily in sales and marketing. But I’m unqualified for the job. I’ve attended no conferences or workshops in sales statistics and strategies. The last class I took in Economics was thirty-five years ago. Forget slick marketing patter. I wouldn’t know an elevator speech from an escalator speech. (And if you’re giving a speech, why are you on an elevator in the first place?)

The word “unqualified” doesn’t come close. More like ”clueless.” Except…I’m praying my way through each day, and Jesus is with me on the journey, every step of the way.

To be continued next week

What are some advantages of education and training in the marketplace? In what ways can formal training be a drawback? What does Acts 4:13 (see above) say about leaders’ responses to Peter and John?

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