Wednesday, 17 October 2012


Who am i? ... and, who are you?

Our Google 'university' will tell you plenty of things about personality types. They will tell you about the four personalities under which people are believed to fall under - Sanguine, Caloric, Melancholic, Pragmatic (You can read about them on the Internet if you wish). All of these have their plus-es and minus-es. Some have listed up to 16 types! Psychologists tell us that we're all born with certain 'given' personalities which then get 'acted upon' via our life experiences - our childhood, family, traumas, triumphs defeats etc. and change our personalities further.

Whilst all of this may be factual let's search our God-given library (The Holy 'Biblia) for the truth!

Ephesian 2:10 says -  As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh[a] and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath. But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. 10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

God does not call us to die to our personalities but rather to DIE TO SIN! We must use our uniqueness for God's greater glory and not pretend to be something we're not! ... Speak the truth! Accept your strengths and weaknesses. It is only by being who you are that you will achieve your purpose in life.

With your good personality traits, offer a shoulder to cry on, lend a listening ear, talk to inspire etc. etc. ... and the weaknesses? ... Surrender them continually to Jesus as you walk with Him daily.


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