Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest one of all? To which the magic mirror replies, there is another “more fair than thee.” Envious of this news, the evil Queen sets out to eliminate Snow White to regain her position as the “fairest in the land.”
Unfortunately for the evil Queen, her vanity eventually leads to her destruction. The irony of the movie that her quest to be the “fairest” runs contrary to being the just that. She does many evil and wicked things.
The original animated film released in 1937 still rings true. Today more than ever, we’re living in a society where the focus is solely on the individual. “Do what’s best for you. Your happiness is the most important thing. You deserve more. What’s in it for me?”
This philosophy is self-worship, veiled as self-love. Yet, scripture reminds us that the most valued quality in a person is self-sacrifice. Self-sacrificing is not about giving up your identity but rather, identifying with Christ to accomplish greater things.
Man Up, Live Outtm:
Read and meditate on Romans 12:1-2 for yourself. Meditate on them, memorize them, do whatever it takes for them to sink in.
Take a hard look in the mirror today and ask yourself who the man before you is? Be real, be honest, and be vulnerable.
How will you start living more for others? Journal the journey and/or 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