“…I’ve got five commodes in my house, and three of them have something wrong them. Fix it? Heck no….”

We Americans….we’re a lazy lot.  Don’t worry, I consider myself to be at the top of the lazy list.  I can sit there and watch the grass grow, and never make any attempt to cut it, especially since I am perfectly capable…but NO…I hire it out.  I’ve got five commodes in my house, and three of them have something wrong them.  Fix it?  Heck no….hire it out, but I’ve not even done that yet…but, somehow, I manage to pay a water bill that is twice what it should be.   I can’t stand to “cook-out,” instead, I’d rather go to COOK-OUT (a national chain). Let’s not even mention things like painting around the house.  I refuse even, to do a little touch-up.  Nope!  Hire it out.  Then there’s the idea of “washing the car(s).”  I get the “out-side-only” for six-bucks, down the street; and on the rare occasion, I’ll spring for a $20 cleanup, inside and out….well, come to think of that….I’ve never done that either.

You’ll note that all the “things” that I admit to being lazy about….are ALL “home-projects.”  I cannot stand to do anything around the house.  But, at the office… I’ll climb up on the roof in a skinny minute and do something that I know is dangerous, and think nothing about it.  I don’t do that, now, because I suddenly am not lazy…nope… I do it because I like the “dangerous challenge.”  I know, at age 75, I shouldn’t be climbing up on a two-story roof.  So, I’m not only, admittedly, LAZY…. I am also, tight with my money, and like to live dangerously (so I’m crazy too).

We Americans, have become too dependent on “the other guy” doing it.  We have that type of attitude, not only, at home, but at work.  We don’t think twice about “letting the other guy do it.”  And, it’s not “just because” we are LAZY, we also “don’t play fair” all the time…. Or work fair.  And, when it gets to the bottom line, someday, sometime, it will catch up with us, and our career will take a “down-turn.”

Being lazy, if you can afford to pay someone else to do what you could do yourself, is not bad within itself, but not always healthy; as in getting fat and lazy.  On the other hand… not carrying “your-load” (or fair share), at the work place; is not only “not fair,” it is representative of a guy who is always looking for the “short-way-out.”  He is the kind of guy who will not have your back when the “tough gets going.”  Don’t ever depend on that kind of co-worker, as he will leave you stranded.  Surround yourself, if at all possible with those co-workers who protect each other, work for mutual benefit, are genuine, and also one who “plays by the rules.”  The LAZY guy, at work, is not one who you want to “hang your star on.”

Rather it be at work, social or sporting events, family matters, or matters of the soul….play by the rules.  2nd Timothy 2:5 tells us: Whoever enters an athletic competition wins the prize only when playing by the rules. Philippians 2:3 – Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. 1 Peter 1:13-16– Therefore, prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled; set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed. As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.”

…Blessings…12/29/14 

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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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