Lately, my boys have gotten into the habit of tattling on each other. Usually, it’s about what one brother did to the other or what they didn’t do. They’re quick to offer up information that will take the focus off of themselves.
The other day there was another issue of tattling, and I decided it needed to stop. “Son, I don’t want you tattling on your brother anymore.” “Yes, dad,” he replied. Afterward, I felt convicted about what I said because it wasn’t exactly accurate.
As I took a moment to think about it, I clarified my request. “Son, let me take that back. If your brother is harming himself or others or endangering his well being, then yes, I would like to know. More importantly, you need to go to him first and try to help him.”
What I was trying to teach him is what all men must do, hold each other accountable. Scripture tells us we find strength, unity, and encouragement from a fellow brother. More importantly, a helpful rebuke can save our lives. It may not be pleasant at first, but it will be redeeming when coming from a caring brother.
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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