Ask any guy at random to describe a “real man,” and he’s more than likely to describe a handsome man with a successful career, adventurous, strong, brave, confident, well dressed, and with an adoring woman by his side. Although many of these attributes are admirable, most of our perception of a “real man” comes from advertising, TV, movies, and other mass media messages.
I don’t know about you, but as a real man, I’m filled with flaws and shortcomings and struggle with insecurities, doubts, fear, and failed expectations. Over the years, I’ve learned to deal with all these characteristics and issues as part of my manhood. As a result, I’ve also gained confidence, bravery, and other strengths.
Through all this, I’ve learned that regardless of our imperfection, as men, we’re responsible for modeling the very best a man can offer. As men with deficiencies and challenges, we can also live victoriously and with honor only through Jesus Christ.
When I read the bible, all men struggled with something, from adultery to drinking, greed, theft, thievery, etc. On every page, you’ll find a flawed man. What I discovered is that real men seek the Lord and submit to His authority.
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