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 D:
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.
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 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