“…Our people are ugly…so…work on your personality…”

Image result for caricature of marc anthonySinger Marc Anthony is quoted as saying: The best advice my Father ever gave me was:

“Our people are ugly…so…work on your personality.”

WOW! Imagine. Well… it must have been some pretty good advice, as Marc Anthony has surely made his impact on the world of music…using “his voice” as an extension of his personality. He learned, from his Father… to focus on his good attributes. Our Father, in Heaven, tells us in Exodus 35:31 – And He has filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom and understanding, in knowledge and all manner of workmanship,

Marc Anthony learned a valuable lesson…early on, thanks to the WISDOM of his Father. Far too often, most of us, have yet to learn this same lesson… take what you’re good at, and focus on developing that special God-given Talent. God didn’t give it to you …to sit idle, rather, to work it much like you would a garden. To feed it, water it, nurture it…develop it, and refine it….to get “a return” on your talent. This is the same tactic that we must employ when we began our careers, our marriage, our social and family life, and our spiritual development.

We are told in Matthew… 25: 24-30 – “Then he who had received the one talent came and said, ‘Lord, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you have not sown, and gathering where you have not scattered seed. And I was afraid, and went and hid your talent in the ground. Look, there you have what is yours.’ “But his lord answered and said to him, ‘You wicked and lazy servant, you knew that I reap where I have not sown, and gather where I have not scattered seed. So you ought to have deposited my money with the bankers, and at my coming I would have received back my own with interest. Therefore take the talent from him, and give it to him who has ten talents.  ‘For to everyone who has, more will be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away. 30 And cast the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’

So… the servant who failed to use the talents “his master” gave him…suffered in “outer darkness.” This, we should all strive to circumvent…simply, by recognizing our “best talent, and skills,” and developing them, such, that they “serve God,” and our “fellow-man.”

We will find “recognizing” our SKILLS and TALENTS, a bit difficult, unless and until, we are in the “Grace of God.” Following His Grace… we can reap the benefit of His Talents.


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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