“Hey Buddy…. stay in your own lane….”


SampleStay in your own Lane…..Could mean just about anything.  Get out of my way.  Watch out.  Shut-up.  Tend to your own business.  Don’t compete with me in my own territory.  Don’t speak to me on that subject unless you can speak with authority.  Stay away from my….?  When I began to enjoy some successes in my business life; someone asked me why I didn’t expand into other areas.  My answer, always, was:  If I can make enough money, in my own back yard, why go to someone else’s?  Why make life complicated?  I thought about it a few times, but always returned to my original (or first impression) thought process.  In a recent religious discussion, a new acquaintance of mine started comparing this religion with that one, and “mistakenly misinformed” the listeners about a particular religion’s view on salvation.  I didn’t bother to correct him, but knew him to be 100% incorrect.  I felt like telling him to “stay in his own lane.”  After the meeting, as I waited silently, someone else, noted for his religious knowledge, seized the opportunity to “correct” the speaker. Lesson:  If we stay silent, long enough, others may speak up, and maybe with more authority, defend the truth. Matthew – 5:11-12 – “Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account.  Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”  REMEMBER:  Even Jesus was shunned in His own home town,  and there’s  several Bible passages that suggest that, for Christians, persecution starts…close to home. …..Blessings… cjlb… 9/4/13

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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