“…most of us come from a middle-class family life, if not…then, lower-class. And, accordingly, have found “getting ahead” to be VERY DIFFICULT….”

"...just a'cooling my heels..."

“…just a’cooling my heels…”

At EASE! This typically would mean “to relax.”  Or, take it easy; put yourself at ease; or maybe… take a break…cool it.  The problem is, though, if you are wanting to “get-ahead in life,” than there’s no time for being “at-ease.”  There is no time for taking it easy.  Now, of course, not all of us, in fact very few….. are given the “the golden opportunity,” of going to the best schools, brought up in the country club environment, and “thrown” into the best law firms, or prestigious corporations.  Rather one deserves it or not, is not my point.  If they are deserving, then, God Bless them.  But, most of us come from a middle-class family life, if not…then, lower-class. And, accordingly, have found “getting ahead” to be VERY DIFFICULT.  In my own case, I entered the “business-world,” with ZERO higher education.  I was behind the 8-ball from the very get-go.  My way was definitely not the best way, but it was “a way,” that over time, proved to be successful….but also, one that I don’t recommend.  I will also point out that “my-way” ended up costing me “exactly” $641.00 for two business degrees.  (That will be another story for another day).  Getting ahead in one’s career requires us to be on “alert” 24/7.  The tide does not wait on the “catch-up” guy.  So it is with God.  He, too, is on a schedule.  He has certain criteria… certain requirements.  There is “no-free-lunch” in the process of going to Heaven.  While He did die for the sins of “all man-kind;” by paying the price of His life…so that we might have “ever-lasting-life;” which was God the Father’s ultimate GIFT to His children…we humans.  God did place a few stipulations on His Gift.  They can be summed up in this simple PRAYER, as follows: “Lord Jesus Christ,I am sorry for the things I have done wrong in my life. I ask your forgiveness and now turn from everything which I know is wrong. Thank you for dying on the cross for me to set me free from my sins. Please come into my life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and be with me forever.  Thank you, Lord Jesus.  …Blessings…cjlb…8/28/14.  

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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