A couple of months ago, I saw flowers start to sprout from my mango tree. This flowering is typical in mango season, which begins around February, not in December. It appears the mango season arrived early this year.
This occurrence may not appear odd to many people because most can easily walk into a supermarket and buy almost any kind of fruit at any time of the year. The reality, however, is that there are designated seasons for certain fruits.
In a world where instant gratification is the norm, waiting is hard. We want things immediately, and waiting is not an option. However, scripture tells us we sometimes have to wait. We may not like it, but there’s a purpose for it.
My tree humbly reminds me there are seasons for everything. Eventually, the tiny green fruit will turn a ripe orange-red. When that day comes, I will enjoy the delicious sweetness all the more. For now, all I can do is watch and wait.
FX3 Fuel For Fire:
Read and meditate on Ecclesiastes 3:1-8. What do these verses say to you?
What area or areas in your life are you anxiously waiting for something to happen?
How will you hand that area or those areas over to God?
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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