“…I’m always wanting to be somebody else.  It’s not that I’m not happy ‘just being me.’  Rather, the person I really want to be…represents ALL that I failed to do…”

WHO ARE YOU?  WHO AM I?  What are we doing with our lives?

We all have heard the expression… “We are what we eat.”  Well… why not take it a few steps further:  We are what we think.  We are what we believe.  We are, as we associate.  We are as we dress.  We are as we exercise.  We are as we sleep.  We are as we worship.  We are what we purchase. We are …just as we sin.  Ouch! Where did that come from?

So, who are we?  We best decide who we are; or someone, somewhere, sometime… decide for us….and we might not like the results.  So… let’s take control of ourselves!

We might’en ask… rather…. Who do I want to be?  Who do I want to become?  Who do people think I M?  You get the point.  We are what we PRESENT ourselves to be.  Is the person that we present to the general public… is that whom we wish to be?

When we STOP and THINK….then, likely NOT.  I know for myself… I’m always wanting to be somebody else.  It’s not that I’m not happy ‘just being me.’  Rather, the person I really want to be…represents ALL that I failed to do…  Yelp… a lot of ‘dirty water’ under that bridge.

I KNOW it’s not too late to be ‘that person’ which God wants me to be.  It’s NEVER too late to CHANGE.  Well, of course… we cannot turn the clock back, and be… for an example: A Priest.  Too late for that, I got MARRIED 58 years ago.  How about an Air Force Fighter Pilot…NOPE, too late for that…I passed the acceptable age range…50 years ago.  Um… I guess I could still be a ‘writer.’  All of us…are ‘just searching’ for God’s direction in our life.

About the ‘only thing left’…  is to be the ‘type of person” that Christ expects of me.   It’s NEVER too late to do ‘God’s will.”

A ‘very dear friend’ of mine, and his wife have really been having a ‘rough time of it.’  So, I decided to ‘butt-in’ and asked my friend…’what can I do to HELP bring some clarity to this situation?  We had a LONG talk, which seemingly…went all in the right direction, and things have changed… drastically… for the better.  They are, now… back on the ‘right road.’

Did I really …have ‘anything to do with that process?’  For the last 5 years, I’ve been writing this ‘daily post’ called… BrOOKS-of-WISDOM… covering just about …every known issue which mankind is subject.  I’m thinking… MAYBE… writing these daily POSTS… may have been a PREPRATION that God was putting me through… just so…I might be in a “better position” to counsel my friend.  And if…by Golly… that was ‘all that came out of the last five years’… then believe me… “It was worth it.”  Thanks be to God.

Was it the ‘Will of God?’  Let’s assume that it was.  So… I was ‘out and about’… DOING the WILL of GOD.  Get my point?

Once we realize… that we are the one responsible for discovering God’s will… then… the next step is to seek God out.  We can do this by PRAYER… asking God to SHOW us the WAY.  Jeremiah 29:12-13 tells us how we need to seek God:  “Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.”

…Blessings…cjlb…6/30/2017

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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