Last year, I started doing work for a local animal hospital. One of the most significant benefits to the community is the fact the hospital never closes. It tends to sick pets 24-hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. As an ER and specialist animal hospital, they’re ready for any situation.
What makes the hospital successful is not the equipment or facilities but rather the doctors and staff. On some days, the doctors are overwhelmed and visibly exhausted. Their exhaustion comes from dealing with the pet’s issues and balancing their owner’s needs and expectations.
The other day I sat down with the medical director and asked her what kept her going during those difficult days. “There are days it’s tough, and I’m not sure how I’m going to get through the day. That’s when I remind myself why I do this. I also look forward to seeing the pets reunite with the owners who care for them. I enjoy helping animals get better again and live productive lives with their owners.”
This doctor’s story reminds me of how Jesus called us all to help the spiritually sick. We’re to attend to those most in need not only for themselves but also for their impact on others.
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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