“…If we don’t “dress for the part,” then who will see us. …”

I'm all ready to go...1959.

I’m all ready to go…1959.

Have you ever thought of yourself as being SPECIAL? I worked a few years back as a consultant to a large franchise of an inter-national company. The President of the company took me on a visit to several of our dealers. One in particular, remembered the President’s uncle, the founder of the company, and remarked how the President reminded him of his uncle. “Mr. Smith,” said the dealer, “you remind me so much of your uncle.” The President responded: “Don’t call me Mister Smith, just call me Mr. Dummy.” I was SHOCKED out of my mind. How could this fellow refer to himself as “Dummy?” I’ll never forget it. I scolded him for having such low self-esteem. He NEVER used the term again (around me), but his self-image didn’t improve. If we don’t think of ourselves as SPECIAL, then who will? If we don’t carry ourselves in a “special way,” then who will notice us. If we blend into the wall…will anyone know that we’re there? If we don’t “dress for the part,” then who will see us. If we don’t “speak up,” then who will hear us? God didn’t make us in “His own Image” so that we would feel like a dummy….He wants us to be like Him. God considers each and everyone one of us to be SPECIAL…..not a dummy. How do you feel? Psalm 139:1-24 – To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. O Lord, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord, you know it altogether. You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me. …Blessings …cjlb…4/25/14

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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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