Monday, June 1, 2015

How May I Serve You or How Can I Sell You? Part 1 By Debra Courtney


“…But I am among you as one who serves.” Luke 22: 27

This reason for this blog came to my attention when I was talking to a person whom I had not seen in over 30 years and I just happened to meet up with her again by an invitation from my Aunt Jo at her house. This lady had been a part of my life back in my teens-20 and she was a dear lady and we attended the same church at that time.

Before I got too far into the New Year, I sensed that I wanted to touch back base with her and run somethings by her that I wasn’t really struggling with, but I wanted someone else’s perspective on a couple of issues I was questioning within myself. So I gave her a call, and began to tell her my thoughts on a couple of issues I was contemplating. The great thing about this person is that she is a great listener, very attentive and attuned into the Holy Spirit. She loves the WORD of GOD and is very diligent in the study and rightly dividing it. As she listened to my issues and circumstances she begins to pull together scripture verses that comes to her as she begins to discern what the Holy Spirit is placing in her hear and in her mouth to let me know. 

My main take away from this particular conversation was what she said about one particular thing that being: “it has not so much to do with a sale but with servant hood.” It came to my full attention at that moment from and inner discernment this is what is meant by serving others, not trying to sell others on our service. WOW! This particular revelation had to do with my real estate career. It’s not my job to sell anyone in regards to buying or selling a house, but, to be a servant to them in how may I be of service to them in buying/selling.

You know our world revolves around so much advertising and an advertiser trying to sell us something the average American sees something like 14,000 advertisements every 24 hours.

But what is reality, what is the truth? I think about what Jesus said when he said, “… I came not to be served, but to serve. He accomplished everything that He was sent to this earth to accomplish by serving others.  He didn’t have to sell anyone on religion, doctrine or denomination!

This really struck home with me, because the type of work I do has for the most part involved sells from start to finish, from the client selling to the customer buying.  So it came to my attention that, Debra you really don’t have to sell anyone on your product and your service, just ask the client how may you serve them and help them to obtain what they desire to obtain. When I do my servant job, the service will take care of the desired end result. As a matter of fact it won’t even look like anything even close to trying to sell someone or talk someone into buying something.

So, I wanted to delve into this deeper and really get that “heavenly” nugget that I want to really stick with me the rest of my life and something so powerful that I would never forget it and to share with others.

I read this story about a visit to the NASA space center in 1962, President John F. Kennedy noticed a janitor carrying a broom. He interrupted his tour, walked over to the man and said, "Hi, I'm Jack Kennedy. What are you doing?" "Well, Mr. President," the janitor responded, "I'm helping put a man on the moon."

Here's the point: No matter how large or small your role, you are contributing to the larger story unfolding within your life, your business or your organization. And when your entire team embraces that type of attitude and belief system, incredible things happen!
                                    ...your voice is unique, and it is sweet to God’s ears.”
                                                                           Song of Songs 2:14

Debra’s life goal is to inspire and motivate women globally to become all they have been created and designed to be by using the guiding principles of their Creator’s word in gaining wisdom, understanding their designed-given personality identities & create their purpose!  You can contact Debra at  

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