The other day my wife, kids and I decided to head to the movies. We were treating the kids to a day out for their good grades and hard effort. With prices of concessions and movie tickets they way they are, I told my wife to take some snacks with us to have during the movie.
My eldest son of twelve told us that was not allowed. I told him that what the theaters meant by food and beverage was warm food and more “complicated” meals. He replied back, “That’s not what it says.” I disagreed and we left for the movies.
When we arrived, I purchased popcorn and soda for my wife and I while the kids had the snacks we brought. My eldest did not have a single snack. After we left the movies he asked for his snack. Surprised, I mentioned I thought he had eaten his doing the movie. My wife told me he had not because he was standing by his conviction.
I then turned around went back in and looked for clarification. Sure enough,a tiny sign, tucked away next to the customer service area stated ” No outside food, drink or snacks of any kind permitted…” I went back, praised him in front of all os us for his integrity and confessed my mistake to the family.
Read and meditate on Luke 16:10. What does this verse say to you?
What “tiny” situation(s) have you found yourself in which challenge your integrity?
Meditate / Make It Real:
What will you do next time a situation arises which can compromise your integrity?
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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