This Side Of Eden

This Side Of Eden

…Finding our way home

New Creations

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away’ behold, all things have become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17).

I’ve been reading recently about personality types.  While sometimes I have often struggled with things like the Myers Briggs test, occasionally it can be helpful.  In reading through a brief version of the test, and what that may mean for me, some thoughts have stirred in me.

These personality types all have their bonuses.  They all have something of value to offer others…but they also provide a unique set of challenges when dealing with the world.  What is stirring in me, though, is how do I overcome these challenges?  Basically, my personality type described me to a “T”…and it’s helpful to be aware of some strengths I offer and my weaknesses, but what do I do about them?

For instance:  To some extent I am a visionary.  I dream big…and always look toward what the future may be.  But, I also usually lack the grounding to create logical plans for how to make that reality.

What I realize is that those weaknesses need to be touched by the grace of God.  I pray that these weaknesses would be made new…my personality would begin to reflect less of who I am, and more of who Christ is.  I know it’s not an overnight change, but we are all works in progress…

What about you?  Do you know your personality type?  Have you ever really tried to pay attention to that kind of thing?  What does it mean to you to have God touch those “challenge” areas?


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