“…I know that my good intentions are not the measure, but …”

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How should one live their life? Who’s to say? Well, for me…living life to the fullest… to the best of my ability …is my everyday goal. Here’s what I strive to do…admittedly… not always successful.

I listen without judgment, and without interruption. I speak without offending or defending. When speaking…I choose my words carefully, but not fearfully. When at work…I work very hard, but not as hard as I used too, but smarter than I used to. I think with a clear mind, and an open heart. I serve without expectation, and give with intention. I love to live, and I live to love. I’m not a complainer, rather… a sustainer. I pray with Thanks-giving, and give-thankfully. Each day…these are the lofty goals I wish to achieve.

I know that my good intentions are not the measure, but my “deeds and strength of faith.” I “know I fall short,”… help me Lord to gain strength and truth… through You.

I’m reminded of James 1:22-23 – But be sure you live out the message and do not merely listen to it and so deceive yourselves. For if someone merely listens to the message and does not live it out, he is like someone who gazes at his own face in a mirror. For he gazes at himself and then goes out and immediately forgets what sort of person he was. 1 John 3:18 – My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.

…Blessings…cjlb.6/9/16.  

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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