Sunday, September 14, 2014

We’ve got personality!


 I have read that there are 4 basic types of personalities:  choleric, sanguine, phlegmatic, and melancholy.  It is very interesting to study the differences and guess which category my children, friends, and especially my husband, fall into.  I apparently am a melancholy.  It brings me comfort to know that there are others who think like I do and that I am not alone in my, umm, quirks.  So being a melancholy I naturally want to know how I got like this and did God make me this way.  So I asked him. 
            I prayed “Lord, what am I?” 
The Spirit brought a thought to my mind immediately.
"An overcomer." 
Wow!  That was unexpected. But a much better option, I think.
"How, Lord?" 
"By the word.
By the blood of the lamb and the word of your testimony. "

The word says, “In the world you will have trouble but be of good cheer I have overcome the world.”  Be of good cheer?  Not easy for a melancholy.  But the word also says, “This is the day which the Lord has made.  REJOICE and BE GLAD in it.”  And, “Jesus came that we may have and ENJOY life in abundance.”  So the bible gives me permission to focus on joy instead of my natural inclination to be melancholy.

All these things have been brought to my mind when I ask God what I am:  A disciple, his daughter, a sheep, a worshiper, an intercessor.  That is how He sees me.  Funny that He never once said, a melancholy.

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