“… there is a big difference between THINKING BIG, acting like a BIG SHOT, and taking BIG RISKS…all said; it’s better to have a “BIG HEART….”

20131103_065041Thinking small vs. thinking BIG:  Around my house…we’re big-time-thinkers.  Why waste time thinking small, when BIGGER is better.  Here are a few examples:  I’m thinking about selling some property, in a high demand area, with high traffic count.  If I sell, I’ll ask twice what its worth.  That’s thinking BIG. I’m thinking about purchasing some property for about 1/3 of its value.  That’s thinking BIG in reverse. My bride has always said, “If you don’t ask… you don’t get.”  So, why bother to ask small when BIG is better?  Some 40 years ago, my then Boss called me in for a raise; I remember him telling me a specific figure, when rounded up, came to another thousand per year; so I asked if it was OK to round UP…sure, he said.  I like BIGGER bananas; BIGGEST size cereal box; EXPANDABLE feature in slacks; HEAVIER starch in my shirts; WIDER fitting shoes; the BIGGEST automobile; the BIGGEST  TV screen. I buy socks, tee-shirts, and underwear, by the DOZEN; and 36 rolls of paper towels and toilet paper at a time. I could go on, but you get the point. While the Bible does not address this subject in a BIG way; it does give merit to a BIG idea in 1 Samuel 17:34-36, and 37 – Moreover David said, “The Lord, who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, He will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.”  Even though fighting Goliath was taking on a BIG challenge, David had reason to feel that he had the skill and temperament to slay the GIANT.  His rewards were also IMMENSE; as his nation would gain MUCH, and the glory of God would be MANIFESTED.  There is a fine balance of skill, talent and need, verses RISK; that must be determined before taking on the BIG deals in life. Remember: there is a big difference between THINKING BIG, acting like a BIG SHOT, and taking BIG RISKS…all said; it’s better to have a “BIG HEART.”   I think that God intended for us to think BIG, given the idea of praying 40 days, fasting 40 days, walking in the desert 40 years; forgiving 7×70, separating the Red Sea, and raising Lazarus.  And, considering today’s subject; it has taken me about twice the number of words, as normal, to make my point.  BIGGER is BETTER. Blessings… cjlb …11/3/13

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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