“…I can’t stand to wait…I’m simply not good at waiting…”

I’m sick and tired of standing in line for tickets to the ball game, or local theater.  I’ve been sitting in this darn doctor’s office for the past 2 hours, and they’ve just about cleared the waiting room of everybody but me.   I’m not coming back!  The government is about to tax me out of business.  All forms of taxes added together come to about 50% of my income.  They’re all THEIVES!  I’ve not had a raise in 4 years….I’m at my wits-end!  I’ve been waiting for two months for the mortgage company to respond to my application…but no answer.  Ok…. You got the message… I’m a complainer.

I can’t stand to wait…I’m simply not good at waiting!!   I  wrote the book on “impatience.”  Even though it’s not New Year’s, I’m going to COMMIT to “no-complaining” for the next 30 days.   That’s a PROMISE.  I’m probably going to have to “just remain silent” for the next 30 days.  If I don’t open my mouth…. Then nothing comes out.  OK…. I think…um… I better change my commitment/promise to 7 days.   I’m more comfortable with that.   If I can “not complain” for 7 days, then I’ll add another 7 days on top of it, until I build up to a month.   That’s my plan. I know, you think that I’m just saying this to make the “story” sound better.   But nooo… that’s my PLAN….. NO-COMPLAINING … for the next 7 days.  On December 2nd, I’ll report back as to my progress.   Um…here’s a good idea….why don’t YOU try doing the same thing?  I KNOW that I’m not the only complainer in this world.  You don’t have to report back to me, as I will you, but you’ll know if you succeeded.  You be your own JUDGE and JURY.  When I make up my mind to do something….believe me…. I’m going to do it.   Why not join me.All of the main characters of the bible were complainer’s…. Starting with Adam; saying the “woman made me do it.”  Then Cain ,Moses, David, Peter, and Jacob….on and on.   The bible cautions against complaining in Philippians 2:14-15 – Do all things without grumbling or disputing, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world.

…. Blessings …. Cjlb …11/26/14.

 

 

 

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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