“…Don’t get me wrong, now…I’m not against ‘catchy-this-and-catchy-that’…”

I REFUSE to cave in. I refuse to ADAPT to worldly ways.  They don’t call me the “Lone Stranger” for nothing.  I’ve been analyzing my standing on LinkedIn’s PULSE, and it’s pretty LOW.  In fact, I can’t even find a standing.  But….when I use an OFF-THE-WALL “phrase or picture” that catches one’s attention…..then, Bam’O……my rating “shoots-up-there.”

Don’t get me wrong, now…I’m not against “catchy-this-and-catchy-that.”  But, if the “catch-phrase” has some sort of “negative” connotation to it…i.e., morality, sex…etc….just to get someone’s attention…well, heck NO….that’s Not for me.   I don’t want to do anything that might  COMPROMISE my subject:  God.

What Would Jesus Do?  I once used….”I am a 75 year-old Virgin.”  And, then went on to say how…when it came to the Bible…I knew very little… (Meaning…virgin knowledge)…you get it…um…don’t you?  For me, well, that was getting pretty close to the edge.

Another time…I said something about “coming out of the closet.”  Meaning…again…I was a “closet Christian.”  I kept my spiritual journey, with God, to myself….in the closet.  Again…getting close to the edge….ALL just to get someone (maybe you) to go further….link over to my posting on BrOOKS-of-WISDOM, or link-up with my PULSE posting on LinkedIn.

You have to remember, now…. I’m doing all of this in the ABSOLUTE worst, and hardest way, possible.  To this day, after 3 ½ years on LinkedIn…I’ve NEVER asked anyone to be a LinkedIn Contact.  Rather…I suggest that ….they invite me.  Thinking that, in doing it this way, then, if they “invite me,” then it would be…like…inviting God into their home.  In my case…”the words of God.”  Because, what I’m all about is “inviting God back” into the Board-Rooms of Corporate America.

Because of my background… BUSINESS…I take a business subject, and talk about the various aspects of “that.”  Then, I conclude the posting with a bible verse that gives “biblical support” to my business subject.  It’s pretty simple….straight forward…direct…and hopefully…TIMELY.

I get feedback from some readers (or followers) telling me how important my daily postings are in their daily routine; and because of that…I keep on …keeping on.  Matthew 28:19…says to me: Go ye therefore, teaching all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  I feel like that this is what God has COMMISSIONED me to do.  Some of us go through our entire life…not knowing what God wants us to do.

God doesn’t ask much. You don’t have to go much further than…the Golden Rule….”Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” And, then, to love God first and foremost, and to “Love your neighbor as yourself,” ….Jesus’s greatest COMMANDMENT. This is what I try very hard to do, both on LinkedIn, and my website…BrOOKS-of-WISDOM.

Currently, I have about 750 followers.  It took me about 6 months to go from 650 to 700.  Now, that’s pretty darn SLOW.  But, starting January 1st…it went from 700 to 750 in about 30 days.  That seemed pretty FAST.  Because of LinkedIn, I have about 30 people that I counsel with on a REGULAR basis (and another 30 ill-regularly), giving them business advice, spiritual direction, and HOPE for their FUTURE (all pro-bono).

I don’t know where all of this is going, but what I do KNOW is this: I’m having FUN. It has brought JOY into my life.  And, I’m told by some…that it brings JOY into their life.  I’ve made a “daily posting” on LinkedIn for, approximately, 1000 consecutive days, and on my own website… for the last 564 consecutive days (taking about 35 hours per week); and I don’t plan on STOPPING now.

It is my prayer that I am serving God’s PURPOSE, for me, and that I am SERVING…YOU in the same process. If you agree, then let me know, and SPREAD the “word.” If you disagree…then, I’m SORRY to bother you…and HOPE to see you further down the PATH that God has designed for each of us.

….Many Blessings…cjlb…2/2/15  

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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