I have been a licensed real estate agent for 20 years, and I’ve learned a few tricks along the way. Buyers have an idea of what they want, but sometimes you have to show them something unexpected that doesn’t fit their criteria. There is also a specific order that you must adhere to when showing homes; you save the best for last by throwing a couple of unkempt homes in the mix so when you get to the house that you expect them to love, it’s a welcomed change, and it helps them decide to buy. These rules work with everyone, even your friends and aren’t limited to real estate; think about what helped you decide for Jesus. In a lot of cases, people turn their life over to him because they walked through a rough time in their life; when they learn that Jesus’s love erases all the sin they’ve involved themselves in, it’s a refreshing change. To know that they won’t have to pay the price for a less than exemplary lifestyle is like walking into that ideal home. It may not look like you imagined or planned, but when you see it, you know it’s perfect for you.
Their end is destruction, their god is their belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on earthly things. But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, Philippians 3:19-20