“….You can do it…you got all it takes to succeed… don’t take no for an answer; don’t let the devil get a foot-hold…”

Help me Lord, to put others FIRST....

Help me Lord, to put others FIRST….

Dear Friends….I am on a short retreat and am very busy preparing for a wonderful and “life-saving-opportunity” …one that I would like to share with you…so listen on.  I refer to this as a “re-treat” because I’m literally “retreating from the worldly pressures” that so often we allow to take-over our lives; prohibiting us from focusing on those “higher-level-issues.”  Those daily pressures that consume our every moment…you know the kind…. All those WORLDLY matters.  Anyway, I am studying very intently; staying focused on the goal that I’ve set; and it’s taking all of my energy to fulfill the criteria necessary to succeed; thus….the retreat.  Many are given opportunities like I have embarked on, but few recognize that this is really an opportunity of a life-time…. As I have.  In fact; I’ve missed out on this opportunity several times, actually more than I’m going to admit to here.  But this time… I’ve got my head screwed on good and tight.  I’ve been praying for God’s intervention on this matter, as I know that He, and only He, can get me through this successfully.  I know He’s got the complete specifications to my successful completion, and I’m sticking with Him. I know….some of you may be a little wary of “my BrOOKS-of-WISDOM,” but if you’ve been following me at all….then listen to me now.  I’m going to share with you, this wonderful opportunity… so you too, might try it…when the time comes….for you.  I’ve been studying, preparing, praying, focusing; even seeking outside (special counsel) help to understand the various “hard parts.”  And, all of that is beginning to “payoff” for me.  I feel that I’m finally beginning to get a grip on the subject matter.  In a sense… I’ve been preparing for this opportunity all of my life.  For the most part… I didn’t realize it until someone pointed it out to me.  At first, I didn’t take it very seriously… but they kept on harping on me…. “Get with the program Brooks.” “You can do it…you got all it takes to succeed… don’t take no for an answer; “don’t let the devil get a foot-hold.” I began to think that they were stealing all my material, the material that I use to get people on track; to do things that they’re reluctant to do, or try.  I’m waiting to hear the “good word” on my application now.  I expect that I’ll be accepted into the program, but you know…. These guys can see right through me… I know… and if I miss-represent a single thing…. I know they’ll boot me out… and I don’t take defeat very well.  My purpose for sharing all of this with you, as I thought maybe… just maybe… you might throw in a good word for me.  Maybe say a prayer here… or there.  Maybe you could ask the Good Lord to help me out…. Give me the POWER that I need to succeed, to meet the requirements… to succeed…. To win.  It’s all about winning….. right?  Maybe I could use you as a reference.  OK…. It time to tell….. Here’s what I’ve got going…. I’ve applied for an opening in HEAVEN.  Only God knows the time-frame for the slot to be filled; but I’m trying to get a head-start.  I know that I’m not the most qualified, but I don’t plan on letting that hold me back.  I’ve got all the answers down pat… I’ve been studying a long time… I know all the right people… I’ve paid my dues.  I’ve learned from all my dumb MISTAKES… I’ve told the “higher-ups” that I do believe. I’ve turned my life around… I’ve confessed my sins… I’ve repented… I accept Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior.  I really think that if I can just keep my nose clean…. They’ll let me in the program.  Lord knows….I’m trying.  I would encourage you, too, to apply.  They’ve got plenty of openings, and they’ll give you a “line-of-credit,” that beats anything here on earth.  It is said… you just have to follow the 10 Commandments, treat people like you want to be treated; to love your neighbor as yourself, to be humble, and a few other things.  In closing… PLEASE, just pray for me ….that I’ll pass the Entrance Exam.  I’ll be praying for you too. Revelation 21:4 – And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.   …Blessings…cjlb… 9/16/14

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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