What's your top 5?
Beliefs, Analytical, Connectedness, Relater, Learner
How do you see them playing out in your life?
Right now I am in the middle of transition and even though it is a wonderful transition I find myself frustrated. I am a officer in the Navy and recently found out I was medically disqualified from the nuclear pipeline. This means the direction I had thought I was heading professionally for the last five years completely shifted. I stand in awe as I watch God work in my life and stand firm in my BELIEFS that God is in control of this. My CONNECTEDNESS knows that this is not by chance, but a series of events beautifully orchestrated by our maker. However now to look at why I am frustrated, the RELATOR in me is screaming out for something to do and someone to connect with. The people I have spent the last months growing to love have continued with the busy schedule of nuclear power school, while I wait to see what God is doing. The BELIEF in me likes to live a life of value and worth. I like to help people find their purpose, but now I am in transition and waiting for the dust to settle as the ANALYTICAL piece of me carefully calculates the next move.
What's your favorite theme?
BELIEF. Living a life of meaning, value, worth and impacting the world makes my heart sing. Helping people find their purpose in the midst of the mundane warms my soul. It doesn't matter if I am on a warship in the middle of the ocean, an orphanage in a foreign country or sharing a cup of coffee while I catch up on the lives of one of my dear friends, I feel complete when I can pour into those around me and make their life a little bit better.
What's the one theme that "gets in your way?"
ANALYTICAL. I love when I find how events or data can interrelate, but my reason and logic can bring me to a halt in life. I am a perfectionist and want to produce flawless results, so I am stuck calculating my next step to make sure it is the perfect one to take.
How has knowing your Top 5 empowered you to live a more authentic life?
I always ask God to show me what gifts he has given me, however I never knew it was right in front of me. I never saw these things that come so naturally as strengths and now as I learn more about the person I am I can stand firm knowing these are my strengths. These traits are gifts from God that I must use to live a life of purpose and that purpose is to live a life infused with love and giving the glory to God.
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