“…If you… your business, your career…and, I dare say… your spiritual life… are suffering… then remember that God has a plan for you…”

Things seem a little on the TOUGH side, these days?  Well… if so, there’s a good reason for your pain and suffering.

Suffering and pain are, clearly, NOT an indication of spiritual weakness; rather… just the opposite.  Suffering is a GIFT entrusted to us, designed by God Himself… to sharpen our focus… and to strengthen our resolve.

Paul tells us in his letter to the …Philippians 1:29“For unto you it is given… not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake.” 

And then, Peter says in… 1 Peter 2-21 – “Christ also suffered for us, leaving us    an example.”  And again, in 1 Peter 5:10 – “But the God of all Grace… after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.”

All of this is meant to say: If you… your business, your career…and, I dare say… your spiritual life… are suffering; then remember that God has a plan; and He, after you suffering a while…will make you perfect.  Remember we are made in His Image.

This is a FACT…suffering is inevitable.  The question we face… is: How do we react to these trials; what is going to be our response to God’s will?  In 1 Thessalonians 3:3So that no man may be disturbed by these afflictions; for you yourselves know that we have been DESTINED for this.  And in 1 Peter 4:19 – Therefore, let those also who suffer according to the will of God entrust their souls to a faithful Creator in doing what is right.

So… let’s think about it for a moment.  Do we want to be Christ-like?  Christ SUFFERED for us…so why not… suffer for HIM?  If so… then suffering is part of the turf.  It gives us, because of suffering… the POWER to ‘ward-off the likes of satan.’

…Blessings… as we suffer… in His Name…cjlb… 9/6/2017

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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