There was a time in my life when I thought I wanted to be famous. Well, maybe not famous, but at least notable. When we took the Meyers-Briggs personality test in high school and college, I would undoubtedly always get the “Extrovert” E. I used to love meeting as many people as possible, being included in major events, going to parties where there would be lots of people, making an impression.
As I got older and began my career in ministry, I thought it would be great to become a public speaker. Maybe not be on a major circuit, but at least on a minor one where I got to travel and meet lots of people and be a recognizable name. I wanted people calling me because they were so impressed with my public speaking skills.
Personality. We all have it. Some are as spicy as habanero peppers. Others as mild as Downy softener. Some hard as nails, others soft as clouds. I was once told by a nun, “We can’t all be dainty flowers. God needs His bulldozers, too.” And, a priest informed me that I am “a lot like a lioness.”
Ah, The Far Side does it again!
If you don’t know me, ask anyone who knows me – those two statements are pretty accurate. Or, you could just read a blog or two of mine. I’m not exactly timid.
I am comfortable and happy with who God has made me to be thus far. When I was young, though, I went through many years of wishing and trying to be someone else. I was trying to come to terms with who I was and how that would work in the world. I didn’t understand that God didn’t make me “wrong” or that I wasn’t less than other people. Thankfully, I got over all that and am generally pleased with the outcome.
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