“..if you have the ‘killer-instinct,’ then you’re not the CONSISTENT type..”

Image result for caricature of a "consistency."Be CONSISTANT…um…sounds dull to me, at least at first. There is a lot to be said about being consistent. Because, normally, it means that you can be “counted on.” Or, predictable… steady, and stable. Those are the good things, but it also could mean that you are unchanging, irregular, or undeviating… which is not so good. I have a CONSISTANT nature about me, in that, I have a steady routine. I do things, pretty much, on a “regular basis,” day-after-day. I’m punctual, which is good. Rarely am I late, and if so, then I “completely forgot” about it. But, as a good Manger/Leader….one should not be “so predictable,” as his people will know his every move; which is not so good. If someone is on time every day, does his job on a CONSISTENT basis, SLIGHTLY predictable, stays focused, stable, and dependable….then he will “be noticed,” and his management will realize he’s a good employee…. ready for PROMOTION. But, being CONSISTENT to such a point that you don’t accept that there may be “other ways” of doing something; like…. continuing to do business with the same people for years, and not realize that, over time, they’ve doubled, or tripled their price to you. That’s a bad thing. So, be CONSISTENT…but only to a point. Like….mildly consistent. Now…if you have a “killer instinct,” then, you ARE NOT the consistent type. People with “killer instincts”, like gamblers, take chances…. consistent people are afraid to deviate….afraid to take a chance. Give me a guy with a bit of killer instinct…any day. But, I MUST throw into this equation, another bit of advice. While I, even, consider myself to be a bit consistent, I also consider myself to be more of a “gambler.” I am “willing to take chances.” It’s not much different than playing the stock market. The fellow who is willing to “take a chance,” will likely do better in the market, or any type of business, then the one who does not. But… I have a RULE that I abide by, one that I do not break….I NEVER take a chance; I NEVER invest… in ANYTHING…that I cannot afford to LOSE. Most of what I’m talking about, here, is on “worldly matters.” Things to do with making a living, supporting a family, running a business, saving for the future, etc. But… how about spiritual consistency? Is there room, there, for deviation? Is there room for “risking it all” for a bit of worldly enjoyment….momentary freedom… from your obligations? Of course not….it’s not worth the GAMBLE. God is not to be toyed with. You simply MUST NOT take any CHANCES with your SALVATION. God is CONSISTENT; and He expects us to be…as well. Just a sampling of God’s consistency, is: Malachi 3:6 – “For I, the LORD, do not change; therefore you, O sons of Jacob, are not consumed.” Psalms 89:34 – “My covenant I will not violate, Nor will I alter the utterance of My lips. Philippians 1:27 – Only conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or remain absent, I will hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel. Remember though, God is not to be TESTED. While He is a merciful God, He will not tolerate being MOCKED. Galatians 6:6-7 – The one who is taught the word is to share all good things with the one who teaches him. Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap. …Blessings…cjlb…3/06/15.  

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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