“…I endured ADVERSITY throughout most of my career, and not only SURVIVED it all, but….

Persecution – some consider it to be the pathway to heaven.  Adversity – the same.  In my early years, some 50 ago, I ran afoul on a regular basis.  Someone was ALWAYS trying to “do me in.”  Today, they call it stabbing one in the back.  I was younger than most of my peers, and all around me had completed their education – and I had little to none (at that time).  The problem was, though, I usually had the supervisory role; and the reason being; I customarily worked circles around the rest of them, and was duly recognized for it.  That did not, however, keep them (management included) from undercutting me, often, as I remember.  While I no-longer have to deal with banking issues; the biggest adversity one encounters today, I believe, is “ALL-LEVELS-of-GOVERNMENT, especially the CITY and Federal. The point of all of this gibberish is that I endured ADVERSITY throughout most of my career, and not only SURVIVED it all, but the BETTER for it.  In fact, I learned to thrive on adversity; eventually learning to use it to my advantage, and PROVING that one must pay their just dues to achieve their goals.  Such is what God requires of us, as well.  Romans 5:1-5 – Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. …Blessings…cjlb…1/16/14

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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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