“…One of them told me that… “they were scared of you…but you don’t scare me…

During WWII, Churchill said, “All I can promise you is Blood, sweat & Tears.”  So it is in all other walks of life.   There are no free lunches, as anything worth doing will involve plenty of “blood, sweat & tears.”   The less these characteristics show their face; then the less chance of success.  Marriage:  A wonderful state of life; but one that takes, love, prayer, patience, humility, commitment, steadfastness, fidelity, loyalty, and forgiveness.   Career:  It takes all the same things as marriage, plus, it takes a strong sense of dare-devil-ness, risk, and a killer instinct.  Social and community:  Involves, commitment, steadfastness, loyalty, caregiving, and dependability.  Then, lastly, we must realize that the road to Heaven is not an EASY-STREET. If we truly Love, and are dedicated and committed to God, then the street to heaven will be an aqua-duct filled with blood, sweat & tears.  When Jesus said; “Come follow me,” we all know what happened to Him.  Just the other day, I attended a boat show, and went to one end of the show to the other looking at all kinds of boats, and not one person spoke to me.  No invites, no-attempt-to-sell anything, no-smiles, no-nothing.  Were they really interested in selling boats?  Upon exiting the gate; I mentioned to the two attendants what I just described here, and one of them told me that “they were scared of you…but you don’t scare me.”  I had no idea what he was referring to, and left a bit confused.  Later, while driving down the street, I thought about the fact that I wear a “cross” on the front of my Greek sailor cap, and also a cross on my coat lapel.  I NEVER think about it, but upon reflection; I see that these “signs of Christianity,” might be intimating to some; but something that I will not be apologizing  about.  John 15:20 – Remember the words I spoke to you: ‘No servant is greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also. …club…2/17/14

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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