“…I saw the OPPORTUNITY in that… ‘Worthless piece of property… known as Dead Man’s Cliff… and therefore… potential …in what other’s saw as…DIFFICULT…”

OPPORTUNITY:  Given to you?  Or…Taken by you?

I’ve always prided myself on being able to ‘sniff out a deal, or OPPORTUNITY, where others so none.  What others, too often, see as difficult…I see, more often…as opportunity?  If monetary gain is you aim… then, consider… you can’t make money on the easy stuff….the harder, more risky… the better the return; or if you’re not careful…greater the fall.

Once upon a time… I fell down a 100’ cliff onto a railroad track.  A bit stunned… I soon realized, while I felt that I might be dead…thanks be to God… I was not.  I climbed back up the cliff and scaled back down… very carefully… and numerous times… until… mastering it.  The property was known as “Dead Man’s Cliff.”

No one wanted it… everyone thought it to be unsuitable for development… and considered it to be of little value.  Later, as an adult; I bought the property for about one-third of its then value, and three years later…sold it for a 300% profit.

I saw the OPPORTUNITY in that… ‘Worthless piece of property… known as Dead Man’s Cliff… and therefore… potential …in what other’s saw as…DIFFICULT.

Opportunity comes to us… both, with ‘good intentions… and, ‘bad intentions.’  We are given opportunities to ‘do GOOD,’ and satanic temptations to ‘do EVIL.’  That ‘special gift’ from the Holy Spirit… comes into play with EVERY OPPORTUNITY.  The ‘gift’ of CHOICE.  We can choose ‘good over evil,’ or we can opt for ‘evil over good.’  The CHOICE is ours…. Either way… it’s still an opportunity.

An example of GOOD opportunity is found in… Galatians 6:10 – So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who are of the household of the faith.

 An example of BAD opportunity is found in

Matthew 26:16From then on he (Judas) began looking for a good opportunity to betray Jesus.

…Blessings….cjlb… 8/6/2017     

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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