In February 2013, while visiting New York, Ruth spent an afternoon walking the streets. She had gone walking trying to sort out the mess her life had become. She was in a nasty divorce, her children had become distant and she felt hopeless. This, a stark contrast to the life she once had complete with a happy family.
As she headed back to her midtown hotel she noticed a sign for $5 psychic readings. Desperate for answers and clarity, she walked up the stairs into a small apartment filled with purple amethysts, crystals and other “mystical” artifacts. At the door she was greeted by a woman with dark hair and thick-framed reading glasses, who went by “Psychic Zoe.”
Over time “Psychic Zoe” manipulated, coerced, frightened, isolated and controlled her way into Ruth’s finances and life. She eventually ended up stealing over $750,000 from her. This, her entire life’s savings. What’s more, none of the promises of restoring her life, marriage and relationships ever materialized. She eventually lost more then money, she lost her dignity, trust and hope.
Read and meditate on 1 John 4:1-6. What do these verses tell you?
Where does your security and faith come from? Who do you turn for answers to life’s trials and tribulations?
Meditate / Make It Real:
What area in your life do you need to stop false beliefs? How will you turn to God for the answers?
Carlos F. Peña is first and foremost a faithful follower of Christ and a devoted husband and father. Professionally he is a CEO, CMO, certified executive, leadership and life coach, business consultant, author, and entrepreneur for various companies he owns and operates. Over the years, Carlos has served in multiple leadership roles in business and ministry. Carlos is President and CMO of Pumped®, Inc., a brand development and design firm, CEO of Led to Lead®, a leadership, career, and business coaching company, and the founder and creator of the FX3® program. In ministry, he currently serves as Director of Men's Small Groups at Christ Fellowship in Miami, FL, focusing on discipleship. Carlos considers it his life's mission to help men discover and challenge them to be the men God desires them to be.
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