The other day my friend Drake and I were supposed to get together when he returned from visiting his mother. Unfortunately, the weather grounded him that day, and he could not return home.
As a licensed small aircraft pilot, Drake goes through various steps in preparation for a flight. One of those steps is watching the weather to determine the best time for his departure. Even though the weather may look good from the ground, satellite, and weather images from thousands of miles up give him a better picture of what’s going on.
His story reminds me of how we may not always see “the big picture.” Many times we have a limited perspective of what’s going on in our life. These limitations could be our emotions, situation, or actual physical location.
Regardless, we have the assurance God is always watching and in control from above. He’s got a plan for our journey; we need to let him map it out for us.
FX3 Daily Directive:
Focus on Truth:
Read and meditate on Romans 11:33-36 for yourself. What do these verses say to you? Meditate on it, memorize it, do whatever it takes for it to sink in.
Face the Facts:
What times in your life have storms surprised you? What did you learn? Journal the journey. Be real. Be honest.
Forge in Fellowship:
How will prepare for the next storm in your life before it comes? Share this with that fellow brother and have them hold you accountable.
Carlos is founder of FX3® and President of Led To Lead, LLC. His greatest joy is that of being a husband to a phenomenal wife and father to three awesome boys. As a professionally trained Leadership & Business Coach, he works with men to help them reach their full potential in their personal and professional lives.
He's served in various roles in his local church, including that of Deacon. He currently serves as Director of Men's Small Groups at Christ Fellowship in Miami,Fl., with an emphasis on discipleship.
Professionally, he founded and is Chief Marketing Officer of Pumped, Inc., a brand development and digital marketing firm, and consults as an independent CMO.