“…No one will be fooled, for long, but the ‘fool himself.’ God will not be MOCKED…”

Progress is our most important product. That was General Electric’s Brand Motto many years ago.  I remember Ronald Reagan introducing the TV Show….The General Electric Theater…  using that same phrase. I’ve always applied it to my own life. If you’re not making progress… then, you’re sitting still, and someone is getting ‘your stuff.’

I remember selling ‘pots and pans’ for a few weeks in the late 50’s, and furniture for a few more weeks… door to door.  It was always intimating to approach a ‘stranger’ and try selling them.  Yet…15 years later, I actually was the Vice President and General Sales Manager.  But, I’d NEVER really sold anything in my entire life.  But… still, I was VP/General Sales Manager.

I found being the General Sales Manager a LOT EASIER than being a ‘real salesman.’  My income didn’t DEPEND on ‘my sales’… rather, it depended on the person I hired to do the ‘real selling.’   I was good at ‘hiring the right guy’ to do the right job… and, even better at telling others how to sell our product – real estate.

I FOUND that I was good at selling MY-SELF.’ I turned out to be my MOST IMPORTANT PRODUCT. I was good at convincing others to come to work for me; good at convincing ‘the banker’… to LOAN money; our SUPPLIERS to sell to us at their ‘best price,’ our CONTRACTORS to bid their work at their LOWEST margin.  My ‘greatest sales accomplishment’ was convincing my BRIDE of 59 years… to marry me.

Be careful… when you’re ‘selling yourself’.  As soon as we ‘open our mouth’… our PRODUCT comes ‘spilling out.’  The ‘real you’… is what they see… and, what they get.   If we are not HONEST and ETHICAL… we will be CAUGHT, and will be BRANDED for life… as a fake… a false PROPHET.  It’s IMPORTANT as to ‘who we walk and talk with.’

There is only one way to be ‘forever successful’… do it the right way… the first time.  The same can be said for REPRESENTING GOD.

A man of satan cannot ‘talk of God’… and do GOOD at the same time.  One cannot cuss and carry on, and profess to be a ‘man of God.’   One cannot lie, steal, and cheat people, and claim to be a Christian at the same time.  Just…‘going to church’… doesn’t make us a ‘real Christian.’  Anyone can play the part.’  Judas did that.  But no one will be fooled, for long, but the ‘fool himself.’  God will not be MOCKED.

DOING the RIGHT thing is not always EASY, but it’s ALWAYS RIGHT. Let’s review Galatians 6:7-10 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.  For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.  And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.  As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all [men], especially unto them who are of the household of faith.

For those who accept Jesus as their Savior; confess their sins, and AMEND their lives…. They will have ‘life-ever-lasting’ with The Lord God… Jesus Christ.

…. Blessings…cjlb… 3/20/2018.   


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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