Recently I had a heated debate with a person over his incorrect theology and, after a lengthy discussion, realized he had on “blinders” to the truth. For those unfamiliar with blinders, they’re small squares of firm leather that attach to the harness at the side of the horse’s head.
There’s a comical story of how horse blinders came to be. The story says there was a preacher who had a wager with one of his friends. The preacher bet that his horse could walk up the stairs in his home.
The horse managed to accomplish the task with no problem, but coming back down was a different story. At that moment, the preacher decided to cover the horse’s head and successfully lead him down. He realized that covering all or part of the horse’s vision could keep the horse focused on what he wanted him to do by limiting the horse from seeing the whole picture.
This story reminds me of how sometimes we have blinders on and can’t see the truth that surrounds us. We focus only on what’s ahead, thinking we’re making progress but, in actuality, heading in the wrong direction.
FX3 Daily D:
Read and meditate on 2 Corinthians 3:12-16 for yourself. Meditate on them, memorize them, do whatever it takes for them to sink in.
How do you know your life is heading in the right direction? Journal the journey. Be real. Be honest.
Forge in Fellowship:
How does your answer compare with the word of God? How can you be sure the veil is lifted from you eyes? 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.
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