“….What are the four most important things one should know when flying a plane and choosing a friend….?


20131111_194554What are the four most important things one20131109_211003 should know when flying a plane and choosing a friend?  I am told that the four most important elements to remember in flying a plane are LIFT, THRUST, WEIGHT, and DRAG.  There is a precious balance of these four elements that are required, in order to get the plane airborne. The same could be said in choosing your friends.  Today, I will focus on the art of choosing friends.  Surely we want someone who will LIFT us up; make us feel better for being around them, one that will bring joy and happiness into our daily routine.  We also would want someone around us who adds an element of THRUST; one who strengthens our weaknesses, who moves us forward, adds a certain zest-factor.  Then there’s the elements that are not so desirable, such as; one who adds un-necessary WEIGHT into the relationship.  They bring their problems into the friendship, weighing you down; adding to your own insecurity.  And those that put a real DRAG on you; who slow down your momentum, are bad influences on your lifestyle, and always complaining.  Who needs WEIGHT and DRAG?  So, let’s focus on the LIFT and THRUST types of friendship.  John 15:15 tells us: “I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.” Blessings…cjlb…11/12/13

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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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