Bad Leads

By: Gary Brown

1 Corinthians 15:57

But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.


In any sales position marketing is key. I have been in insurance for 20 years and have been blessed that God has provided various ways to market and find people who need my services. But from time to time I take him for granted.

Earlier this year there was a stretch of time during which many of the leads I received were bad. The people had no money, had terrible driving records or did not fit the proper criteria for one reason or another. I felt like it was wasting my time.

After receiving one such worthless lead I chastised God out loud about giving me such junk leads. I said to him, "Why give me leads when they are bad?"

Later in my prayer time I felt him reply, "Why give you good leads when you are not even thankful for the ones you receive?"

What I also later realized was that perhaps God was sending me people who have no need for insurance but in reality needed spiritual assistance.

Message received. I thank you, Lord, for all my leads and all that you send my way.

TAKE THE CHALLENGE: Are you thankful to God even when you are not prospering?