Impulse Inviting

Impulse buying is the spur of the moment, unplanned decision to buy, made just before a purchase. Research findings suggest that emotions and feelings play a decisive role in impulse purchasing, triggered by seeing the product or upon exposure to a well crafted promotional message. Something is triggered! I have found in the area of invitation, there is this triggering effect that sometimes occurs in the process of invitation. All of a sudden you are just aware that you need to invite somebody. It comes from nowhere. The answer to the invitation could be yes or no, that doesn’t matter, but looking back that you just had to respond.

Like advertisers God carefully places things in our lives that trigger a response. At times it is subtle. It is not in your face but God prompts and guides us. God longs for us to respond. Will you act on impulse the next time God triggers an invitation in your life?