Not long ago, I wrote about having issues with my computer. The problem was concerning a time when my wife went to turn it on. As the computer booted up, the screen was black although it seemed to be running. As I clicked around, I could hear the computer working but could not see it happening.
After doing some extensive research, I concluded it must be the video card because older iMacs are notorious for lousy video cards. I went ahead and purchased one, which arrived a week later. At first, the task of dismantling the computer seemed daunting. There were so many cables, wires, and screws. After reviewing some videos online from reputable people who already did this, I felt confident to tackle the problem.
I followed all the recommended steps and completed the replacement. I then plugged in the computer and pressed the power button. As I waited and pushed the button a few more times, nothing happened. Disappointed, I went back and retraced my steps, taking it all apart again. When I finally got to the “heart” or CPU of the computer, I realized a connection which powers the CPU was disconnected.
This time after reassembling the computer, it powered up and was back up and running like new.
This story reminds me of how we can all have the right parts, take the right steps, and have the proper instructions to live a successful life. However, if you disconnect your heart from our power source, Jesus Christ, nothing else will work as it should. For this reason, we must pray, read the bible, and journal daily.
What or who’s your source of power? Be real; be honest.
Pray and ask God to help you connect with Christ to provide you the power to live a fulfilling and fruitful. Ask him for help to remove what’s not. Be specific. Bonus: Share this with that 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