Sunday, May 24, 2009

Got me to thinking...

I posted this earlier. Well...It got me to thinking.

A few years back I was in a wonderful Women s Bible Study Fellowship. What I witnessed there was the decimation of fellowship through the exploitation of typing personalities.
You see there was a woman who was a friend of the leadership. She had published a book on personality marking to assign roles in the church. Leadership training then would only be offered to the folks who showed that type of bent. Well what happened eventually was that the personality typing set focus on the negative aspect of each personality group. In identifying your personality type your flaws would then be pegged.
I witnessed young women who were amazing beautiful powerful women become emaciated by the focus onto the flows of self and others.
It was a grievous thing. The fellowship began to drop and quickly the esteem of those left dropped. Prejudice and arrogance was given permission as a tool to keep order. Class and role assignments were based on the information.
Then as her popularity increased so did her book sales, the classes were based on her book. Only $14. in the back of the room.
She rose in power ant the once timid woman gained unnatural control. It turned her into a monster of proportions that would grieve even the most enduring of souls.

Now when those who had gifts given by God despite the "personality typing" they were rejected. Or at best had to address the flaws of the given typing. Those flaws became a focus and all sight of The holy was lost.

I thought of this today.
In my mind I still see the broken young women who asked those questions of...
"so what am I to do? I am not worthy, I am a bad person because I have flaws..."

When we define ourselves or allow any one else to do so we get lost in a lie.
We are not to be defined assess and judged as if all matter of opinion is law or truth.
I hope in my life, blog, friendships I never ever leave another feeling this way.
I hope I flee from the defined. I am yet to be defined. We are often embattled in so may things that we get lost here and there. How can we then even assume that if another is lost in the battles fray that they have become other than who they truly are.

Only are we known by our Creator. Those things that make us up are not set in stone, nor etched in time.

In the study of sociology one thing I have found is true.
That when considered what one is walking in and through can we become compassion to that soul.

Walking softly we may then give an example of tender steps. So many have been stomped upon.
When that stomping is done in the name of my sweet, loving God, Comforter and Savior I become grieved. Even incensed at times.

If we have not known suffering how can we then walk softly? I suppose chose to have compassion whether or not you understand why?

There is a battle going on in this realm. Divided we will fall.
The best weapon of an enemy is to make us think he does not exist. If we then join that enemy in assault on our own troops....

Well let us all walk more softly.

I know of a dear soul who is worn by the hardships, the battle without defence, without aid. He came for the unlovely, sick not for the perfectly well.
So readers if your hurting, looking down on yourself in the face of the most recent battle or trial your in. Please be the first to give yourself a little unmerited favor.

Thoughts for the day expressed.
Just had to type it out it was so big withing me as to mot be kept silent.
Loving all of you.

You Have a Choleric Temperament

You are a person of great enthusiasm - easily excited by many things.

Unsatisfied by the ordinary, you are reaching for an epic, extraordinary life.

You want the best. The best life. The best love. The best reputation.

You posses a sharp and keen intellect. Your mind is your primary weapon.

Strong willed, nothing can keep you down. Your energy can break down any wall.

You're an instantly passionate person - and this passion gives you an intoxicating power over others.

At your worst, you are a narcissist. Full of yourself and even proud of your faults.

Stubborn and opinionated, you know what you think is right. End of discussion.

A bit of a misanthrope, you often see others as weak, ignorant, and inferior.

Your Hidden Talent is Your Magnetism

You have the power to persuade and influence others.

You're the type of person who can turn a whole room around.

The potential for great leadership is there, as long as you don't abuse it.

Always remember, you have a lot more power over people than you might think!

What's Your Hidden Talent?

Knowing that my pride would come before a fall, I do my best not to think I am right all the time. I am a teachable soul.
Wow those "at your worse are a bit biting" , I do not agree with the thinking of others as inferior. I do not. Knowledge is a great tool to free us all. I am week and only is it that HE is strong in me. I see myself as tenacious.

Play along if you like.
Just a silly thing to do on a lazy day.

Older women likewise teach the younger women...

• how to love their husbands
• how to love their children
• how to be self-controlled
• how to be pure
• how to be keepers at home
• how to be kind and submissive (not subservient) to their own husbands. (See Titus 2:3-5)

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By Maya Angelou

'A woman's heart should be so hidden in Christ
That a man should have to seek Him first to find her.'

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not shouting 'I'm clean living,'
I'm whispering 'I was lost, Now I'm found and forgiven.'

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I don't speak of this with pride.
I'm confessing that I stumble and need Christ to be my guide.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not trying to be strong.
I'm professing that I'm weak and need His strength to carry on.

When I say.. 'I am a Christian' I'm not bragging of success.
I'm admitting I have failed and need God to clean my mess.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not claiming to be perfect,
My flaws are far too visible, but God believes I am worth it.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I still feel the sting of pain...
I have my share of heartaches, so I call upon His name.

When I say... 'I am a Christian' I'm not holier than thou,
I'm just a simple sinner Who received God's good grace, somehow!

Words have power. Here are a few of my favorite sayings.

  • A warm cup of tea is like a cuddle with a friend.
  • The North American Indians have a more eloquent word for ‘friend’ than we do in English. In their language, the word for friend literally means, “the one who carries my sorrows on his back.”
  • Return with Honor
  • The sage anticipates things that are difficult while they are easy, and does things that would become great while they are small. All difficult things in the world are sure to arise from a previous state in which they were easy, and all great things from one in which they were small. Therefore the sage, while he never does what is great, is able on that account to accomplish the greatest things."
  • “Live so that when your children hear these words they think of you… Fairness Caring Integrity Honesty Love Trust.”
  • "O Lord help my words to be gracious and tender today, for tomarrow I may have to eat them."
  • "No man has ever been shot while doing the dishes"

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Zephaniah 3:17 NLT
"For the LORD your God has arrived to live among you. He is a mighty savior. He will rejoice over you with great gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will exult over you by singing a happy song."

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