“…Rarely does Opportunity come to us on a silver platter, the ‘opportunist’ will find his own…”

Image result for caricature of man "finding opportunity"            God “gifts us” with the ability to do great things. Romans 12:6 – We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith.

We must CHOOSE to utilize these gifts, by seeking OPPORTUNITY where/whenever we can; leaving nothing to happen-chance. Life is a “time-clock…so, wasting time is not an option. We must “use our time wisely” as we don’t know when the “clock-stops” dead.

Conquering the world is “everyone’s intention; but reality has a way of showing its face, and you realize you are “just a spoke in the wheel” of life, and the “cushy job and opportunity” is held for those “better CONNECTED, or better PREPARED. Absent a BENEFACTOR… we are on our own.

Rarely does Opportunity come to us on a silver platter, the “opportunist” will find his own. He will have a “detailed POS (Plan-Of-Action), and he’ll CHASE the OPPORTUNITY until he’s blue in the face. A real opportunist NEVER gives up. Philippians 4:12-13 I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

On the heels of the “economic depression,” we are beginning to see more and more OPPORTUNITY, such as not seen in many years. Even at my age…. Soon 76, I intend to “seize every opportunity” there is. We should not, however, think for a moment… that we are sailing our ship… all alone. We are told in…Joshua 1:9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

So… as we seek our “fortunes,” remember that God has a plan for us…you and me; and we must always be ALERT, with “ears to hear, and eyes to see” what He has in-store for “each of us.” Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

… Blessings…cjlb…7/20/15

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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