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Trading Fear for Love
I am a witnessing wimp. I have never viewed “evangelism” as being one of my spiritual gifts. Does that excuse me from my calling to be salt and light in the workplace? Absolutely not. I have been challenged for years to carry out my calling as I wrongly tip the hat toward the fear of man. I do have a burden for the lost, but to be anovert witness without seeming contrived or unnatural…this is my particular struggle.
I have little problem with the things that are less overt: I don’t curse or take the Lord’s name in vain, I try to be honest and fair in all my dealings, and I readily own up to church involvement. When I amasked directly about my faith, I rejoice because I feel free to share from the heart when another person is giving me clear entry to do so. In my job, I network frequently among a community of hundreds of CEOs, CFOs, lawyers, financiers, and the like, and I’ve always tried to be authentic and interested in the real things of life versus engaging in empty talk so that, hopefully, people will open up and converse on subjects that might veer into spiritual matters. . .
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Jenise Jones Vacarro
Jenise Jones Vacarro, Consultant, is Vice President of Sales for the Bowne Company. She has been in professional consultative sales for many years across several industries; primarily focused in sales to financial service sectors. She specializes in developing timely business opportunities for clients.