The other day I was studying at a local coffee shop, when two people sat down beside me and proceeded to engage in a job interview. Their conversation began to catch my attention, but all I could pick up was that the job had something to do with pharmaceutical sales. But I guess that’s besides the point.
Not only was the guy who was interviewing wearing ripped jeans, sandals and a tank top, but he was texting on his phone nearly half of the interview.
Now see, most of you are wondering where this post is going, but I promise you I have a point. I don’t mean to judge the guy by what he was wearing, but you’d figure he’d dress for the occasion, especially for a “pharmaceutical sales position.”
Anyways, the part that really got my attention was when the lady offering the position asked one simple question:
“Why do you think you’d be a good fit for the job?
Most of us love this question because it gives us the opportunity to brag about ourselves. Most of us would have answers like:
- “I’m a hard-working person with an outgoing personality.”
- “I absolutely love working with people, and I think my personality and drive would fit wonderfully with your company’s expectations.”
- “I feel that my work-ethic, diligence and previous work experience makes me a wonderful candidate for what your company is looking for.”
But this guy didn’t say anything close to those examples. His response went something along the lines of this:
“I’d be a good fit for the job because I know a lot about different stuff”.
The lady giving him the interview stopped and gave him a blank and puzzled stare, while I sat on the sidelines trying not to laugh. All jokes put aside, this guy was being dead serious.
I wasn’t laughing because this guy totally bombed his job interview, but because I realized how many people act the same way in referring to their stature as a Christian.
I began to realize how many people base their stature and standing as a Christian, based on how much scripture they know, or how long they’ve attended school.
Now don’t get me wrong, I myself am enrolled in bible college and know my fair share of scripture. But to base my entire foundation as Christian off knowledge is purely shallow and prideful.
God is looking for more than knowledge. He is looking for a relationship.
Just because you “know about Jesus” doesn’t mean you “Know Jesus.”
John 3:30 - He must increase, I must decrease.
– Jarrid Wilson