Over the last few months, I’ve been learning a lot about my personality type and my strengths and, man, has it made a huge difference in how I perceive life. I’ve even started to view Bible journaling differently! Let me break it down for you.
A couple weeks ago, my husband and I attended a class at our church called “Discover – Who God Designed You to Be,” and we both learned more about our spiritual gifts, abilities, and talents. The biggest light bulb moment for me was the section on abilities.
The facilitators separated the general category of “abilities” into three categories: things, people, and ideas. I learned that I have more strengths with abilities geared toward ideas rather than things or people. For example, I love arranging, editing, and organizing.
What do all those things have in common? My strengths come into play after the fact. I’m not the best at writing the words, but I can edit them to sound their best, for example. How does that relate to Bible journaling?
I used to agonize over the fact that my handlettering was subpar. I used to stare at the beautiful drawings and wish that I could create like that too. But now I’ve now learned that creating in that format isn’t where I thrive. And that’s okay.
Now that I’ve understood that, I’ve come to terms that stickers and washi and stamps and splashes of color here and there are my jam. I can arrange beautifully-designed stickers like nobody’s business! Cute washi is my love language! Slapping on some acrylics with an old gift card makes my heart soar! And that’s okay.
I was focusing on what I’m not good at instead of what I am good at. My assignment for you is this: find what you’re good at and run with it. Celebrate that you’re different from everyone else instead of being disappointed.
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