I often read/hear people talking about how much they love their girlfriend or boyfriend. How they make their day brighter, how they long to hear their voice and be in their presence. How they couldn’t imagine being without them…I want that.
But not with some girl. I want my relationship with Christ to be like that. I want people to hear my devotion to Jesus and be confused thinking I’m talking about a girl. I want my relationship with Christ to be the most important thing in the world to me. The most real thing in my life.
He makes my day brighter, I long to hear His voice and be in His presence. The greatest part is that I don’t have to wait to be with Him. He is always with me, I hear His voice all day long.
I believe that I will get married some day to a wonderful girl. But as crazy as it sounds, I don’t think I will be ready for her until I’m not looking for her, until I don’t need her, until I’m totally satisfied in Christ and He is all I need.
I feel a little weird reading “The Cost of Discipleship” by Dietrich Bonhoeffer while using a “Keep Calm and Carry On” bookmark.
Have you ever taken one of those online personality tests? The ones that have dozens of questions where you have to choose which answer is most like you. If you’re an introvert, my guess is that you’ve probably taken more than one. If you’ve looked at the test and thought it looked too long, you might be an extrovert. Just to be sure though, why don’t you go ahead and take the test (Try this one)?
I’ve taken these tests more times than one person probably should. Probably because, like most introverts, I desire to understand myself. The interesting thing about the tests is that they give us an idea of what our personality traits are. They aren’t perfect because people are dynamic and no trait is going to describe how someone is all of the time. However, they are usually good at describing how we are the majority of the time.
According to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), the “world’s most popular personality assessment”, there are 16 main personality types. Each of the types is derived from 4 dichotomies.
The Four Dichotomies:
1. How do we get our energy?
- Extraversion - from spending time with people
- Introversion - from spending time alone
2. How do we take in information?
- Sensing - from the five senses, tangible details and facts
- Intuition - from abstract and theoretical insights
3. How do we make decisions?
- Thinking - from a more detached standpoint, measuring the decision by what seems reasonable, logical, causal, consistent and matching a given set of rules
- Feeling - by associating or empathizing with the situation, looking at it ‘from the inside’ and weighing the situation to achieve, on balance, the greatest harmony, consensus and fit, considering the needs of the people involved
4. How do we organize our world?
- Judging - like to “have matters settled”
- Perceiving - prefer to “keep decisions open”
It is important to recognize that no one type is better than another. Each type has it’s strengths and weaknesses.
I’ve taken this kind of test several times and the majority of the time I come out with INTJ as my type. However, it is possible that you may not have a dominant type. My S-N, T-F, J-P are usually so close (somtimes 50/50) that I don’t know if I really have a dominant type. The only thing that is for sure is that I am predominantly an introvert (around 60%).
But enough about me, what type are you? Post your results in the comment section. Do they sound accurate?For more info on this topic check out the following page(s):
If you see us opening doors for you, pulling out a chair, escort you to your car late at night, please understand that we aren’t doing it to impress you or win your heart. We are doing it because we wanna serve you as our sisters in Christ and we wanna practice servant leadership. Until we express interest, we are simply just your brothers.
Your Genuine Brothers in Christ” —
I try to do this but I feel like a lot of girls get the wrong idea.
If you post pictures of people making out I will unfollow you. Sorry, I don’t need to look at that stuff.
This year, I did the buying a “gift” from a charity thing with about 15% of my Christmas present budget. I’d like to increase that next year to about 50%. I mean, it’s not like anyone I know really needs more stuff.
Father, let me express love based on how you feel, not based on how I feel.
Most people have heard the word introvert before. What do you think of when you hear it? Do you imagine someone that is socially awkward and doesn’t talk very much? I know I did, and I considered that a pretty good description of myself. I thought it was something I could change about myself; that I could become an extravert if I really wanted to. The thing is that isn’t entirely accurate.
The truth is that God created us all with our own unique characteristics. Scientific studies that measure brain activity show that extraverts and introverts tend to use different pathways in the brain. So it really is part of who we are. Every person has an extraverted and introverted side. However, what makes makes each person unique is their natural dispositions towards extraversion or introversion; their personal balance of the two sides.
What’s the difference between the two? Introverts prefer reflection while extraverts prefer interaction. This means that introverts can get stressed out if they don’t have time to reflect on the interactions and experiences they have. As a result, they tend to be satisfied with a smaller group of close friends and usually prefer deep conversations. Introverts can enjoy reflection for longer periods of time without “needing” interaction. On the other hand, extraverts can enjoy interaction much longer without “needing” reflection.
This doesn’t mean that all introverts are shy and all extraverts are outgoing though. Shyness (feeling uncomfortable in social situations) is not exclusive to introverts. Extraverts can be shy, and introverts can be very sociable. The way the two types cope with shyness is the same, they both revert to the dominant side of their personality. Introverts will seek to control their fear by reflecting on what is happening and extraverts will seek to control their fear by becoming a significant or overriding influence in the interaction.
Many introverts have no problem with social situations, and as a result people may falsely assume they are extraverts. The idea of a outgoing introvert makes it difficult for people to determine which type other people are unless they know them very well. It also shatters the stigma that there is something wrong with introverts. It is important to realize that one temperament isn’t better than the other. They both have their advantages and their disadvantages that make up each person’s unique personality.
My hope is that we would stop trying to make ourselves and others become something we are not. Let us accept who God created each of us to be and use the gifts He has given us to live out the purpose He has for us. Let us recognize our differences, encourage each other to use our unique gifts, and learn how to love and relate to one another more effectively.For more info on this topic check out the following page(s):
Hey, so I know I haven’t really posted much original content in the past couple months. The reason being, I’m not sure what direction I want to take my blog in. The reason I called it polymurphism to begin with was because I wanted it to have several different forms. However, I have decided that I don’t like that idea. I want it to be unified around a single theme. I will probably talk about many of the topics I have discussed before, but from a specific viewpoint.
The problem is I’m not entirely sure where I want to start. I think it will probably have something to do with loving God with all your mind. Which can include a variety of topics but have a specific goal.
Anyone have any ideas for a name?