“For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith;” Romans 12:4-6
It’s always funny to me when someone asks me what my astrological sign is or sends me a personality test. As an ENTJ and an Enneagram 8, I’ve pretty much had it confirmed that I’m loud and hard to ignore, something that anyone who is spoken to me for longer than 5 minutes can confirm.
Our personalities are one of the biggest parts of our identity is, as through it we express who we are. It is also an area most resistant to confrontation and change, as it can be perceived that we are being told we are not good the way we are. Being loud and outgoing, the fact my spiritual gift involves speaking to strangers is not a surprise. What was a surprise was when God told me he could not trust me with his words because my personality made me slam into them like a truck and He needed me to be a scalpel. I was shocked, but by receiving his correction I’ve been able to use who I am for the greater reach of the Kingdom. Today, we open up our personalities and ask God to show us the areas he would like to fine-tune.
Do you have any personality traits you would say you have had to make excuses for?
Where do you feel like God wants to take one of your personality traits and fine-tune it for his use?
Father, your word says that I am fearfully and wonderfully made and that you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I believe that extends to my personality and thank you for giving me the exact personality I would need to be able to fully express who I am. Help me to yield my personality to you, believing that you love me completely as I am and that if you desire to fine-tune me it is for a matter of effectiveness and so that I might even more be able to express who I am to the world around me. Amen