“…We all…have CHOICES in life… we can live a life of deceit… or one of TRUTHFULNESS…”

LIAR, Liar….pants on FIRE:  Do you want to be labeled as a liar… or known as a truth teller?  These days, everybody is running a background check on somebody.  Just a few minutes ago… I received a phone call… checking on a former business acquaintance.  This was different, in that… this company hired him several years ago… so …this background check must be for an ‘advancement’ opportunity.

My point… one NEVER knows… when someone, or some company… is looking into …eh..eh… ‘Our past.’  We best, therefore, make sure our PAST… suddenly has become our FUTURE.

Once, I even had to run a background check on myself.   After being TURNED DOWN on a gun purchase…boy was I shocked… I discovered that I had a 21 page RAP-SHEET following me around… and not a single word having anything to do with me.  I was miss-identified ….but was able to get it straightened out without too much ado.  Lucky for me… the authorities knew both me… and the person who ‘used my identity.  The point is: if you are a KNOWN LIAR…then it will follow you around your entire life. So the question becomes… What do we want to be known for?

Over the years… I have been labeled… as being… hard working, shrewd, difficult at times, too serious, hard to deal with…. And… one who is polite and respectful.  But most importantlya man of my word.   Sure… there are, probably, some who… for reasons of their own… may view me in a different light.  I consider all of these to be COMPLIMENTS.   Because, at least… they know who I am.

And, Yes… I admit to having s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d… the TRUTH… in some manner… in another life.  As my Dear Mother… used to say … I could ‘lie my way out of a wet paper bag.’   But…by the GRACE of God… most of US will come to the realization… that being TRUTH-filled… is the better route to take… in this journey… we call LIFE.

We all…have CHOICES in life… we can live a life of deceit… or one of TRUTHFULNESS.  We can live according to God’s law… or we can get in bed with the EVIL one… satan.

The man of wisdom…King Solomon says in… Proverbs 12:22 – Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, but those who act faithfully are his delight.  A man can be dumb, stupid, an SOB…even… a slob; and still be an truthful achieverBut if he is reputed to be a liar…then, he’s dead in the water… sooner than later… it will catch up with him.

…Blessings, to all… as we seek to live according to God’s design on our lives. …cjlb … 11/10/17

 

 

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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