“…TODAY is the first time that I have experienced the “collective total” of all my life’s experience…”

Building Blocks… Do you remember ever having played with “building blocks” as a kid?    I don’t remember having “building blocks,” in my toy collection… but I do remember having an “erector set,” which will serve well for today’s subject.

Life is a SERIES of building blocks; as is, every day that we live.  We add a day, or we add a block.  We’re adding to the process of life.  Each day, and each block… is adding another layer to the experience of life.  TODAY is the first time that I have experienced the “collective total” of all my life’s experience.  Today, is the first time that I have ever been 78 years, and two days old.  All the days (building blocks), all the experiences, all the hardships, and disappointments; all the accomplishments, and all the birthdays… collectively… equal: TODAY.

There is also something else happening… simultaneously, during this exact same process. Each of us…. Are responsible for determining… our own destiny.  We are the “deciders.”  Our DESTINY is the “sum-result” of our collective decisions… and CHOICES.  It is the sum-result of all of our “building-blocks.”  We have “no-one” to thank but ourselves.  NO…. we can’t blame anyone, not even GOD.

God’s role is to “answer our prayers,” and He will… but FIRST, we must make a CHOICE (another building block)… to ask for God’s help, or not.   God is “always” ready, willing, and able, to come to our aid.   When that “last block” is LAID…. The summation is OVER.   The process is complete.  The “total-button” has been pressed.   The “send-key” has been hit.   The time has arrived to deal with the “sum-total” of our “behavior.”

We have only to look into the mirror.   We can be PROUD of the RESULT, or we may be “horrified.”   Life on earth, is but for a moment… but life in the tunnel of ETERNITY is FOREVER.   The CHOICE is ours…. Alone.   The Apostle Paul tell us in …Ephesians 2:10“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” 

When God created us in His Image, He assigned us a “certain and specific destiny,” designed, uniquely… just for us.  We CONTROL the finality of our destiny.  God has turned that over to us, for our decision….our FREE will.  We can chose His Will, or we can rely on our will…. typically…called satan’s will.  God has given each of us certain skill sets, attitudes, aptitudes, and a “mix” of other gifts… all of which, will direct us to the specific destiny that He has planned for us

King Solomon tells us in…Psalm 139-16“All the days planned for me were written in your book before I was one day old.”  But, because of “our free-will,” we can (another gift from God) do as we choose… instead of what God has chosen for us.  If we choose the “worldly-way,” then we stand an excellent chance of spending eternity with satan.  If we choose God’s Way, then we are GUARANTEED of spending eternity with God.

My CHOICE was made many years ago…and is ‘reinforced’ every single day.  My choice is the same choice that Joshua made… in Joshua 24:2 – “And Joshua said unto all the people [of Israel], choose you this day whom ye will serve; … but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord”

…. Blessings to all as we each make the CHOICE that controls our destiny…cjlb….11/18/2017.  

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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