The bike shook side to side and wiggled like crazy as I tried keeping my balance. My little knuckles were white from the death-like grip I had on the handlebars. What’s worse, my feet kept slipping off the pedals resulting in sharp pain as my shin hit the hard metal. The training wheels were off, and it was now time I learned to ride on my own.
Tired and frustrated, I remember focusing only on my pedaling. As a result, I took my eyes off the road and eventually found myself skidding off the pavement and into the dirt. Banged up and a little bloodied, I got back on the bike, but this time, I focused on the road ahead.
Eventually, I learned to ride a bike. As a kid, learning to ride a bike gave me an exhilarating sense of freedom but it came after I started looking up and ahead.
Read and meditate on Psalm 121:1-8. What do these verses say to you?
Where and to who do you turn to when life gets shaky and unpredictable?
Meditate / Make It Real:
How will you start focusing on Christ when life’s troubles shake you up? What would that look like?
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