“…We CANNOT CONTROL society, but we don’t have to let society CONTROL US… either…!”

SUCCESS?  What is Success… anyway?  I’ve always said that, to me…success is a frame of mind…. my mind; meaning that our first responsibility is to ourselves…that…which we do, achieve, seek, and find…are all issues that must first satisfy us.  If we’re satisfied with that by, at least… that standard… we’re successful.  It is the STANDARD by which… we judge ourselves.

For some, and probably MOST… Success is measured by one simple ingredient… $$$.  The more money one has… the more society views them as successful.  Also, Society may … for this reason, or that… consider you to be failing at success… rather you really are… or not.  Because…society is cruel and ‘worldly,’ and dictate their own standards… regardless.

From a ‘worldly perspective’… Society weighs-in on the degree of our success.  Society (that’s everyone else) determines if we are successful.  Often they disagree with our own assessment…. Preferring their own, instead.   Do we agree with the naysayers, and give-up?  Or, do we take those necessary steps to improve our standing; such… that Society agrees with us.  We CANNOT CONTROL society, but we don’t have to let society CONTROL US… either.

Giving up… ALWAYS leads to failure.  Giving up will ‘seal our coffin’….we will NEVER win, never enjoy success…rather judged by ourselves… or society.  Giving up, QUITTING… will only spell FAILURE.

By continuing the race … we will ultimately win… leading us to the success we seek.  Either the SUCCESS that Society grades us by… or more preferably… by our own standard of JUDGEMENT …we will eventually find success.  As Paul tells us in 2 Timothy 4:7 – I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

Then… there is the Spiritual Success… How do we ‘measure-up’ in the ‘eyes of God?’ Considering… that we are made in the Image of God, as found in…Genesis 1:27 … So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. 

And considering that He has a PLAN for us… Jeremiah 29:11 – For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. ….Then, pray tellhow then, can we FAIL?

When God is ‘for us….who, then, can be against us?’ …Matthew 8:31

By accepting His Word, believing in Him… that He died on the cross for our sins, by repenting of those sins, and doing our best to ‘sin no more,’…we are, and always will… be SUCCESSFUL.  We are ALWAYS successful… in the MIND of God.


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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