When I was about eight years old, my parents, sister, and I took a trip overseas to visit our family. One of my fondest memories was visiting one of my grandfathers. As we talked, I discovered he was a tailor. His business was creating custom made suits for clients. I still remember walking into his shop and surveying all of the fabrics, molds, white chalk, and measuring tapes.
Before returning home, he promised he was going to make me a custom made suit. He took many measurements. These measurements included arm length, waist, chest, inseam, neck, etc. He then told me he had everything he needed.
Within a few weeks, he had my suit ready for our trip back home. It fit perfectly, and off we went.
This story reminds me of how our trials are always tailor-made just for us. God is deliberate and has a purpose for our times of trouble. When we start seeing our trials as made for us, we’ll discover reason and strength to persevere.
FX3 Fuel For Pray:
Read and meditate on 1 Peter 5:10. What does this verse say to you?
What trials are you currently facing? Journal it.
Determine how seeing your trial as tailor made will help you preserve. Share this with a fellow brother and have them hold you accountable.
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