“…The point that I make is that we can take our BUSINESS SAVVY and translate it to a ‘spiritual setting,’ and vice-versa…”

Lord, help us to be an instrument of Your Peace, and a conduit of Your Love.  Amen.

Lord, help us to be an instrument of Your Peace, and a conduit of Your Love. Amen.

Matthew 4:18-20 Now as Jesus was walking by the Sea of Galilee, He saw two brothers, Simon who was called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. And He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Immediately they left their nets and followed Him.  How might this bible verse apply to our own career pursuits? To some, this could be representative of someone, considered to be very successful, inviting us to “join their firm.”  And from that invitation, we are trained, and develop business skill-sets that will carry us up and beyond our imagination, expectations, and potential. We become so caught up in this type of leadership…that we began the process of developing ways to help others succeed in their career pursuits.  We find that we have accrued the necessary traits that influence others in positive, and helpful ways.  We might even discover that others, seemingly, began to look up to us for guidance and support in the same manner as our mentor did for us. But the challenge is… how can we adapt and harness this “ability” to SERVE God, and others?   Cannot this be done in a “spiritual climate,” as well as a business climate?  Helping “your neighbor” to help himself, and to succeed in their chosen endeavor, is certainly equitable to being “fisher-of-men.” The point that I make is that “we can take our BUSINESS savvy” and translate it to a “spiritual setting,” and vice-versa. There is no reason why our talents cannot be used across the board in our everyday life; be it business, personal, family, or career.  Success involves “knowing” God.  Philippians 3 tells us the story of how Paul “thought he was successful” in persecuting the Christians, until he encountered Jesus.  In Philippians 3:8 he tells us that he views all things as failure, when compared to knowing Jesus Christ as his Lord.  Let us look for ways to share our success…both in business and the success of knowing the Lord God, Jesus Christ.  Let us become “fishers of men.” ….Blessings…cjlb…9/17/14.

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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