“…I decided to not allow the OUTSIDE the power to control the INSIDE….”

How easily are you offended?  Have you been left out of the loop?  Do people talk about you?  Do you think people treat you badly, or worst…they don’t like you?  If all of this is true, then you have “given away your power.”  You have the power to give into the offence, or to ignore the offence.  To give in… is entrusting your future to others.  Stress, dis-comfort, frustration, panic, negatives, unhappiness…all…are things that we can control.  God has given us the “power” to ignore these types of issues.  We can do this, simply, by building up a wall around our emotions.  We can decide not to give into these, seemingly, offensive people or issues.  Decide now, to keep your wall up…to keep the offensive issues out of your life.  That is our choice.  I know, that for a number of years, early in my business career; I allowed others to penetrate my wall of protection.  But…I decided…no more…not for me.  I decided to take control of my life, my emotions, and my future, and not let the outside control the inside.  I decided to replace the bitter with the better.  I was….Charles in Charge.  Once that decision was made, and put into motion…my problems disappeared.  I knew that it would work, because God was also my guide.  The fact is….God empowered me, to take control of my own attitude and emotions and gave me the ability to realize that I could not control others, but I could control myself.  So, now, for some 40 years…I’ve been in charge of my emotions, my future, and my life, because God has entrusted me with certain Gifts made especially for me.   He’s also made certain…special…gifts, just for you.  Though God could have removed all of the negative issues in my life…He gave me the Gift to do the same thing, because I was made in His image…just as you werePsalm 55:22: “Cast your burden on the Lord, And He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.”  Philippians:  2:5 – Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus. …Blessings…cjlb….3/18/14

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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