“…Our CONNECTION(s) become our REPUTATION, such that it follows our career….becoming…part and parcel…”

Image result for caricature of an interlocking chainCONNECTIONS…We all have them, or wish we did. And…if we don’t have any of our own…we’re not beneath “borrowing” someone else’s. There are all kinds of connections …the good, bad, the ugly; the honest, the not so honest…and the “down-right-crooked…then there’s the Government big shot, or political-upstart.

As career builders, we must choose the best …we wish to associate. It is very important that we decide who best serves our purpose.   Because… our CONNECTION(s) become  our REPUTATION, such that it follows our career….becoming…part and parcel.

There are obviously some “connections” that will absolutely, and quickly… ruin our career…FOREVER. Those… we need to avoid like the plague. How do we tell one from the other; the good from the bad?   This is not rock-science. We all have that “inner-spirit” that tells us… right from wrong. Just listen.

So it is with Jesus Christ. It behooves us to choose wisely. Jesus Christ, or satan? It is a choice that will follow us throughout eternity. Jeremiah 29:11– For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Even Jesus was tempted by satan…as we see, clearly… in Matthew 4:1-11Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterward He was hungry. Now when the tempter came to Him, he said, “If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.” But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’”  Then the devil took Him up into the holy city, set Him on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down. For it is written: ‘He shall give His angels charge over you, ’and, ‘In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone.’” Jesus said to him, “It is written again, ‘You shall not tempt the Lord your God.’” Again, the devil took Him up on an exceedingly high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. And he said to Him, “All these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me.” Then Jesus said to him, “Away with you, satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.’” Then the devil left Him, and behold, angels came and ministered to Him.

There you have it…right from the Mouth of Jesus…choose your friends wisely. ….Blessings …cjlb..9/4/16    


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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