One of the best examples of generosity is my cousins Ben and Dennis. Growing up, they never said no to a request and went even further by always offering help, money, or whatever was needed.
I remember my grandmother scolding them for always “giving away” all of their money to whoever asked. Whether it was for candy, a bus ride, or anything anyone wanted, all they had to do was ask.
One day as we were discussing where to go and what to do, I mentioned I couldn’t go because I was short a few bucks. Without hesitation, Ben reached in his pocket and pulled out the money. “Thanks!” I said. “Let’s go.” He then replied, “Don’t worry, you go, and I’ll join you next time.”
He had given me all of the money in his pocket without hesitation. When I discovered this, I thanked him and returned the money and told him we would both go together when we had the money.
What I love most about them is they don’t worry about there not being enough to go around. Although I often struggle with this and need to remind myself that our heavenly Father owns all, and we’re just administrators of what’s his. This truth means we’re empowered to operate from a mentality of abundance rather than scarcity.
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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