The other day a friend of mine and our kids went out fishing in the Florida Keys. It took us quite a while to get to our fishing spot. Once we did, we had a good time and caught some fish. As the sun was starting to set over the horizon I realized our time was running short and we would soon be navigating in the darkness.
As we started to head back, the sun continued to set. I witnessed the warm and comforting horizon slowly disappear into darkness. This was worrysome because there are many, many places to run aground easily and we weren’t fully prepared to navigate at night. We did however have a digital GPS and navigational chart on a screen guiding us as to where we should go.
We eventually neared what appeared to be the boat ramp but could barely see. In that moment God graciously reminded me to turn off my truck alarm off as that would turn all the lights of the truck on. The moment I pushed the button, the lights reflected off the waters and we could clearly see the ramp. We then confidently made our way back in.
I consider the bible our GPS in the darkness and we are called to be the light for others to find the right path.
Read and meditate on Matthew 5:14-16. What are these verses saying to you?
What ‘s your GPS when things get rough and you start to loose your way?
Meditate / Make It Real:
How will you start letting your light shine for those facing the threatening darkness?
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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