In one of my last posts I wrote that I like the topic: personality. It’s so interesting for me. And since about 20 years I am reading about this topic and I constantly discover something more about me and also others. When you know yourself better it is easier to “understand” why you act sometimes a certain way or how and in which areas you can grow.
One thing I read recently about my “personality type” according to Myers Briggs is totally true:
My personality type is motivated in everything that I do by a desire to understand the world around me. I am constantly searching about, mentally and physically, for input that will help me to better understand the Big Picture.
Also this “type of personality” often feels different from others and they feel like they don’t fit in, and can’t find the place where they belong in the world.
When I read this I thought: yes, that’s me. I really want to understand the world around me and see the big picture and often I just don’t see the big picture yet and this stresses me out.
But as a christian I have an advantage: it’s good that I can put my trust in God, because HE knows the big picture already! I often think of a woven carpet. I only see the bottom side of the carpet – there are a lot of different stitches and it doesn’t look that good and interwoven. But when you turn the carpet around it looks beautiful. I only see the bottom side of the carpet and not the “big picture” – but in the end when I look back I see the right side – a beautifully woven carpet. That is how God sees my life already, even when I only see the bottom side right now.
I am asking God in every stage of my life: Where do I belong? Where do you want me to be? What do you want me to do? It’s my prayer to do what’s best for me – what God thinks where I fit in perfectly. Even when I feel (from my personality type) that I don’t fit in sometimes I know that I fit in wherever God puts me! And for this I am praying constantly to find out where God wants me to be and what God wants me to do for his glory.
2 Replies to “My personality”
I read something one time that said God listens when we talk, but do we listen when he talks? All the answers to your questions you made in this post, have been heard by HIM. But now the question is are you listening to him?
When you read the Bible, God’s word, he is answering you. But just because you read it, it doesn’t mean one is listening.
The Bible tells us all we want to know, we just have to listen.
Thanks for sharing your wonderful thoughts you posted here on your blog. We can all grow and improve on our personality.
I am looking forward to your future post here at Color Your Dream. 🙂
Thank you Chef Randall for your comment!