“… We are “sitting on our careers,” waiting on something to happen; and we are an “idle asset….”

Deposit Only!  Ok…so what’s next?  Do you “just deposit only?”  Some of us are “deposit-only” kind of people.   The typical business meaning of this phrase is the act of making a deposit of money in the form of a check draft, and endorsing it as a “Deposit Only,” type of transaction.  Then what comes next?  The bank credits the amount deposited to your specific checking account, and it sits there, idly, until you use it to pay a bill, etc.  It is an idle asset.  The bank is holding you money in trust until you decide what to do with it next.  Some of us are like bank deposits… We are just sitting there waiting for someone to tell us what to do next.  We are in a holding pattern, sometimes doing only that which is absolutely necessary.  We are “sitting on our careers,” waiting on something to happen; and we are an “idle asset.”  An idle asset is not intended to sit there long, as the “cost of money” is too expensive for it not to be working for the good of the company.  There should be no more idle money in your cash account than that necessary to meet your obligations for the very short future.  Are you an idle asset?  Are you a “deposit only?” If you and your career are in neutral, then you’re in big trouble.  Getting out of neutral is another topic, for another day, but “get-out-of-neutral” you MUST… or someone will do it for you. Jesus warned us about idleness, saying, “But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the Day of Judgment for every empty word they have spoken” Matthew 12:36. Idle words are undisciplined speech.  Ephesians 5:4 “Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving.” In contrast, the Bible praises those who were known for their good works and service for the kingdom of God. Euodia and Syntyche are praised by Paul for working hard at his side for the sake of the gospel.  Philippians 4:2–3. Epaphroditus worked so hard to share the gospel that he nearly died.  Philippians 2:30.  All of these are praised for their refusal to be idle when there was work to be done. …Blessings…cjlb…5/18/14

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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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