to-tell-the-truth

To tell The Truth…Looking Back over a lifetime connected to the Car Business … These words are life giving.

Just ‘tell the Truth’, seems so simple but can I share how the world complicates that for a young person going into say, car sales, or a parts sales, or even a service advisor.

Do you have any idea what many so called friends, relatives, etc… are going to say and speak over that fledgling car person?

“Oh’ your going into the car business … I guess they’ll teach you to be a liar?”

The whole of Hollywood gets behind it with movies like, ‘Used Cars’ and ‘Cadillac Man’ and TV with commercials like ‘Joe Isuzu’… Hilarious right…

Oh believe me I laugh too… But there is no getting away from the curses literally being spoken over you..

Years ago when I started this show whenever someone mentioned the name of this show.. They would say isn’t that an oxymoron… Christian Car Guy?

That what those on the outside are speaking into the lives of this fledgling car person..

What is being said to them on the inside…

I know what one of the first things I was taught and went on to quote weekly or even daily and even teach myself when I was a training new people…

Get This… “Buyers are Liars”. It’s one of the basic principals taught everywhere. Buyer are Liars..Maybe you’ve heard it.

Here’s how it is taught… The Guy who walks in and says I’m not buying a car today is the most likely to buy a car that day…

I am telling you that’s call sales 101 folks and I assure that is repeated in most every show room across this country at least once a week.

So yes, it’s pretty easy to see how a fledgling falls into this whole concept of liar and it’s ‘OK’ because the customers are lying to us right?

The when it comes to that 40th person this week who asks him, “what’s your best price?” and he’s seen that same car sold for 10 different prices in the last two months for 10 different reasons…

What comes out of his mouth may even surprise him, he’s caught up in it and there seems to be no way out.

No way to tell the Truth, but there is and it came 2000 years ago in Bethlehem house of Bread, because He is the bread of Life and He is the Truth…

I have the opportunity to do a communion service in Durham next Sunday at Peace Church, and as I was Studying for that… I’ve never got to do one before and although I won’t be actually giving the communion I do get to do the Sermon before it…

Now you may remember Jesus used eating his flesh and drinking his blood as a way to separate the men from the boys back on the sea of Galilee..

Also the scriptures are filled with this idea of eating words…

Ezekiel, and Jeremiah Got to eat a scroll as did John in revelation…

Deuteronomy 8:3
And He humbled you and let you go hungry and fed you the manna, which you had never known nor your fathers had ever known, so that He might make you know that man lives not by bread alone, but that man lives by everything that proceeds out from the mouth of Jehovah.

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Psalm 119:103
How sweet are Your words to my taste! Sweeter than honey to my mouth!

1 Timothy 4:6
If you lay these things before the brothers, you will be a good minister of Christ Jesus, being nourished with the words of the faith and of the good teaching which you have closely followed.

Hebrews 6:5
And have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come,

So I connected a few dots here as Jesus is the Word as we learn in John 1: 1 and He is the Truth so as we Take in His word we are literally becoming like Jesus, Truth…

Now here is the light…Let’s shine it into the darkness a minute…

How did we get into this whole lying mess to begin with..

Our ancestors bad eating habits right…They ate the forbidden fruit…So here is where I connected a few more dots this week…

In reality Eve ate some bad fruit the moment she bought into Satan’s innuendo that God was holding out on her.

I wonder if you would agree that as the father of Lies told her surely you won’t die that only by her belief having eaten Satan’s words that was before she would even consider biting into the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and evil…

Now let’s get back to our young fledgling car person, or real estate person or whoever…

What Happens when you eat the bad fruit…Buyer are Liars or Car Salespeople are liars or Politicians are liars..

What? Are you telling me those people are made in Satan’s image No that’s a lie spit it out rotten fruit….

Going back to Adam and Eve shortly after they ate the lies… what happened… They were afraid because they were naked so they hid….

Going back to that moment where the customer or the salesperson is going to lie … chances are they feel naked so they hide…

The answer is we need clothes washed in the blood of Christ so we don’t feel naked and start blaming everyone for everything…

Here is our chance Christians to show favor or grace and help that person get dressed in the White Clothes of Christ

Now here is my Challenge today on the Christian Car Guy Show…

What is the Lie in your business, the lie that all the – fill in the blank are liars or schemers…where is the bad fruit in your life you have spit out and can share with others so we can see it for that it is…

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