When my kids were younger, their grade school teachers would reward good behavior by allowing them to pick something from the “treasure box.” The treasure box was a plastic container that held a variety of different toys and trinkets the teacher had collected over time.
The box included toys from the lost and found, some purchased by the teacher, and some donated. I still remember my kids coming home happy when they got to pick something from the treasure box.
Similarly, we should consider our life a treasure box full of “treasures.” Our lives are a collection of treasured moments and experiences like lessons learned, challenges overcome, knowledge acquired, and much more.
However, scripture tells us that these treasures we’ve acquired are not to be stored and buried with us when we go. They’re to be shared with others, and in exchange, God is storing up better treasures for us in heaven.
Man Up, Live Outtm:
Answer and Journal the following
Read and meditate on 2 Corinthians 4:7-9. What do these verses say to you?
Take an inventory of your “treasures.” These could be material things, talents, experiences, etc.
Forge in Fellowship:
Plan and determine how will you share your “treasures” with others. Bonus: Start by share 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.
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