“…All the days… the experiences, hardships… disappointments, accomplishments, and all the birthdays… collectively… equal: TODAY…”

Building Blocks… Surely you remember playing with building blocks as a kid?  Well… Life is like a SERIES of building blocks… as is, each day we live.  We add a day… or we add a block.  We’re adding to the process of life.  With each day… with each block… we add another layer to the journey we call… life.

TODAY is the first time… I have experienced the ‘collective total’… of all my life’s experiences.  Today, is the first time that I have ever been 78 years, 4 months, and 16 days old.  All the days (building blocks)… the experiences, hardships… disappointments, accomplishments, and all the birthdays… collectively… equal: TODAY.

There is also something else happening… during this exact same process.  We are ALSO determining our DESTINY.   We each… Are responsible for our own destiny.  We are the ‘deciders.’  Our DESTINY is the ‘sum-total’ of our collective CHOICES.  It is the sum-result of all of our ‘building-blocks.’

We can’t blame anyone… for the results… not even GOD.  God’s role, is to ‘answer our prayers’… and He will… but FIRST, we must make a CHOICE… another building block… to ask our ‘ever-willing’…God, for help.    When the ‘last block’ is LAID…. The summation is OVER.   The process is complete.

The time has arrived to deal with the ‘sum-total of our behavior.’   We have only to look into the mirror…. And we will recognize the ‘decision maker.   We can be PROUD of the RESULT, or we may be ‘horrified.’   Life… here on earth, is but for a moment… but life in the tunnel of ETERNITY is FOREVER.   The CHOICE is ours…. Alone.

The Apostle Paul tells us in…Ephesians 2:10“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.”  When God created us in His Image, He assigned us a ‘certain destiny’… designed, uniquely for us.  Because of ‘free will’… We CONTROL the finality of our destiny.

King David tells us in… Psalm 139-16“All the days planned for me were written in your book before I was one day old.”   Free Will allows us to do as we choose… instead of what God has chosen for us.  If we choose the ‘worldly-way’… then we will be spending eternity with satan.  By choosing God’s Way… we will spend eternity with God… thus, full-filling His plan for us.

We all have to make the same decision.  I have made mine.   We are told in Joshua 24:2, 15 – “And Joshua said unto all the people [of Israel], choose you this day whom ye will serve; … but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord”  

…Blessings to all… as we seek to full-fill God’s plan for us. …cjlb…. 4/2/2018.   

About Charles Brooks

who is originally from Miami, Fla., moved to SC, holds two degrees from the University of SC. His business background is primarily in Real Estate Development (Motels, Hotel, Office Buildings, Restaurants, Residential) and Business Consulting. He currently is Managing Director of Brooks, Baker, Lehman & Kohlhepp - Investors in Real Estate and Mining, and has other business interests under the umbrella of Brooks Properties. FULL-TIME-MINISTRY: Fully engaged in spreading the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ, with an emphasis on the Business Community.

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