I’m jammin’ with the Faith Barista on this question: How Does Your Faith Affect Your Personality?
Lord, reveal me to me. Explain me to me. Put me where I fit.
“But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them–yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me.” -1 Corinthians 15:10
A breeze settles on my face as I stare up at the stark blue sky. I lay there on the dock. My head rests on my running shoes. With the water lazily waving to my side, the bald eagle soaring above, the sun beating through my sunglasses, and my legs tired from a hard run, God meets me there. He knows me better than I know myself. He made me. By His grace, I am what I am.
And I take a deep breath. A sigh of relief. Tilt my head at the wonder that I get to be me. And so, I keep on chatting it out with God and discovering who I am. Letting Him get the final say.
I recently heard Kevin Leal speak at my church about “Discovering Your True Design” (click here to listen to it and see the other recent sermons). I loved the list that Kevin provided during the talk and just how freeing it was to realize again that it’s okay that I fit in some of them and not in others….Here’s the list with a few random notes, but most are explainable by the title.
Caretaker: compassion, I want to be with them, listening
Consultant: solution driven
Problem Solver: how to fix it
People Driven: can be either small/large group
Social Nature: entertain, festive
Task Driven: by doing things
Innovative: never let anything alone, it can work better, inventor spirit
Project Manager: big picture, connectors
Process Nature: next ten steps, predictability, list, 10 steps
Pioneer: never happy when the maintenance comes, likes events, starting things
Settler: not confrontational, structure, stay for years
Administrative: sequentially, steps
Manager: orchestrate, connect, coach, direct people
Leadership: future, what could be
Crusader: looking for a fight, passionate
High Impact: splash, likes events, shakes things up
Low Pressure: work slowly, will take three days to say something negative, process, preserve the friendship
Research: loves to research, find things out
Specialist: one or two things, uncomfortable in others
Peacemaker: peace, together, resolve, process
Bridge Building: human connectors
Quality Control: go check things out, see if they’re right
Reformer: change to make things better
Worker: I want to support attitude