freedom in who you are


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


6 thoughts on “freedom in who you are

  1. Hi Katy, I love how your writing is like sharing with us your prayer. It’s very vulnerable and beautifully encouraging. Thanks for the notes — and also the link. I will have to check that out and have a listen! It’s wonderful to have your voice here in the jam today!

  2. You write so beautifully. I can just picture you on the dock chatting with God . . . and letting him have the final say. (SO GOOD!) Thanks for this glimpse and reminder of his work.

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