Wednesday, January 30, 2008

God's Design

I guess we would not be normal if we did not wish we had someone else's personality from time to time, but for me it has been a pattern for most of my life. A few months ago, God brought me to the breaking point and showed me it was time for me to be content with who I am in Him.

Through a sermon series, my current Bible study and examples of wise women I feel God is going to use my 35th year to help me become confident in the person He has made me to be. Better late than never!! :o) Sadly, I have to admit I have always been a little uncomfortable in my own skin, but instead of taking the qualities that God created in me, I always long to be this person or that person. I am beginning to realize that it is someone else's job to be the life of the party and another's to keep people in stitches with humor. I am finally becoming okay with that and I am excited about being confident in who He truly wants me to be!

A couple of days ago Sing4Joy at Southern Living... had a post about finding out your personality style, as well as your bloggy personality. I was an ISFJ – and for the most part it was right on track. For fun you might want to check it out then let me know if you think your profile is correct.

You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it. You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered! I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand! And when I wake up, you are still with me!
Psalm 139:13-20


Anonymous said...

I'm an istj...perfect description of me!!

Sing4joy said...

I have been on the track of discovering who God made me for about 5 years now. And as a matter of fact the theme verse for our last Chicas Of Faith trip was Psalm 139:14. We also took it a step further in that God wants us to love others, not in spite of who He made them, but BECAUSE of who He made them. Pretty intense stuff, but well worth the work!! I would also recommend taking a spiritual gifts and talents inventory. This a great tool for giving you some direction. And - if you're blog is any indication of who God made you, I think He did a great job!

lisasmith said...

Hi Jenn,

So nice to meet you! I'll be back when I have more time to take the personality test and click around. Tell Amy hi and give her hugs from Texas for me!!

{Karla} said...

sweet post. I'm trying to learn this too.


His Girl said...

I have to say, I never really realized that you weren't so comfortable in your skin- you're so great at helping others feel great in theirs. Your gift of exhortation made you an 'insta-friend' to me and many others, I'm sure.

May God grant you the gift of godliness and contentment as we journey together- sisters in Christ waiting for the day we are perfect in Him at last :)

jennwa said...

I am a ISTJ and it seemed pretty right on for me.
I too have problems feeling comfortable with who I am. It is something that does seem to get easier as I get older. I am glad to hear your are feeling better about it. That sounds like a great birthday present to yourself.

Leah Belle said...

oooh girl! There's definately nothing wrong with you! I love you! always have! I've known you a LONGGGG time and I can't think of a thing wrong with you! Glad you're finding that out too!

Thanks for your sweet email today!

His Girl said...

ps- just tagged you for a meme over at my place :)