“I want to forgive you, but I can’t,” read the text on my phone. My brother-in-law texted me about how my last daily message had been fraught with grammatical and spelling errors. They had become so prevalent it was defeating its purpose to inspire and encourage. Instead, it was distracting him.
He offered a few suggestions, including his help. He ended his message with, “I know you’re better than this.” Believe it or not, I was so appreciative and encouraged by his words. The reason is I know he speaks to me boldly in truth and love. Over the years, we’ve tackled tough topics and had our bumps in the road, but in the end, we genuinely love each other.
We may not always see eye to eye on everything, but I know God has brought us together for a purpose. In life, we must all have brothers who can speak truth into our lives. We must also be receptive to hear it.
Read and meditate on 1 Thessalonians 5:11. What does this verse say to you?
Who is speaking truth boldly and with love in your life?
Meditate / Make It Real:
How receptive are you to hear this, and if not, how will you become receptive?
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.
To learn more about Carlos, visit https://carlosfpena.com