“…My plan, today, is to outlive all those that I’ve ever offended…and, hopefully, improve my Legacy…”

Image result for caricature of a loose tongueNO OFFENSE INTENDED….A few years back…when the SUNSET began to settle on my career… I realized it was time to take the edge out of my personality. By that, I mean to say…. When engaging one, or a group, in conversation, or issuing a directive… I did it, almost AWAYS, such that there would be no misunderstanding about my intent. I intentionally… was very specific, and more then I care to remember… eh…eh….ABRASIVE.

I now refer to “it” as … speaking with an edge. I am sure that too many people took what I said as OFFENSIVE, when that was never my intention. Today, and for some time, I’m committed to speaking with a SOFTER EDGE. I’ve always realized the power behind phraseology…the power of the tongue… but too often, I failed to engage it.

Think about it…but don’t wait decades… as I did.  I am often reminded of….James 3:8 – But the tongue can no man tame; [it is] an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.

Today, however, I find solace in…Proverbs 13:3 – He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: [but] he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.  And… Psalms 19:14 – Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.

My plan, today, is to outlive all those that I’ve ever offended…and, hopefully, improve my Legacy.

…Blessings… cjlb…6/7/16   

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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