Thursday, September 4, 2008

All about you

1 Corinthians 2:11

No one can really know what anyone else is thinking or what he is really like, except that person himself.

In the study guide for today it asked us to write our name and then write our name using the opposite hand, and note the difference. What they were trying to get across is when we are working in our natural state we do a better job easily.

More thoughts on this a bit later.... Anna is awake and we all know that means time is all about her. :)


Anna Claire and Carley Ann are safely at day school and the house is quiet. I love having them spend the night with me and last night was a real treat since I don't usually keep them in the middle of the week. I have to admit I begged to keep them last night because I am going out of town this weekend and knew I'd miss my Friday night PJ party with them. Still, it's funny how my schedule gets all out of wack when I have more than me to take care of. :)

I suppose the same thing happens when we try to work in areas that don't suit our personality. We can get all out of wack when we are trying to do something that is against our natural nature.

God has made us all different and there is no "right" or "wrong" temperament to accomplish His work. He uses the extroverted as well as the introverted. He uses thinkers and feelers. He use those that like routine and those that like variety. He uses those that are self-controlled and those that are self-expressive. He uses those that are cooperative and those that are competitive.

Since we know ourselves better than anyone else does, it would be a good thing to examine ourselves and pray about the ministry area that God may have created us for before we choose a career or a ministry area. I know many times in my life I have said yes to someone who asked if I could help in areas that I knew I really didn't have the temperament or the talent for.

Please don't ask me to sing in the choir or make posters. I can't carry a tune and I can't letter like a sign painter does. :) I will, however, do my best so be forewarned if you set next to me when I have a song book in my hands.


Nonnie said...

this nonnie knows exactly what that means! :) have a happy day with your grandbaby, phyllis....and i'll check back later to share your added thoughts.

pfranklin said...

LOL, thanks Kimberly. After they leave it takes me a couple of hours to get my head back to adult thinking. :)

Nonnie said...

and if you are singing with a joyful would be as sweet as any other! :)

Annette said...

none of us like being out of comfort zone but when we do allow it to happen something good ALWAYS come's out of it, it's meant to be! and no matter how bad you think you sound when you God it's beautiful music!! I dont have grandbabies but I love it when mine are gone and I have the whole house to myself!!
xoxo always

Just Joni said...

I cannot sing, but I always imagine my song to be beautiful to God...hopefully those next to me understand...

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