Saturday, May 1, 2010

Personality, From the Inside Out

We all have one. Not one person on the face of the earth is without personality. I have heard the phrase "He/She has no personality." Could it be that their seeming lack of personality, is indeed their personality?

Personality;The complex of all the attributes--behavioral, temperamental, emotional and mental--that characterizes a unique individual.

Our personality is made up of all that we are. The good and the not so good. I used to be the kind of person that didn't like much about myself. I never thought I was good enough, kind enough, smart enough, pretty enough, or talented enough.

I am happy to say, that I am no longer that person. I must say (at the risk of sounding a bit conceited) I Really like myself. I like who I am. I think I am good enough, kind enough, smart enough, pretty enough, and talented enough. I like who God has created me to be!

The Question: so, how did I get from there to here.

The answer:...Jesus.

I stopped trying to make myself be all that I thought I should be. I stopped comparing myself to others and their gifts and talents. I began trusting Jesus.

The Amplified Bible defines faith as; The leaning of your whole personality on Him (God) in complete trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness.

I love it! The leaning of your WHOLE personality on HIM. That covers it all. Because of what Jesus has done for me I can walk in all that He is, instead of all that I think I am not.

As we begin to agree with God about who He says we are, all He says we can be, we will be able to like ourselves. Not in a conceited-I am better then you-kind of way. But in a way that says, I am hidden in Christ, and the Father sees me as such. I am hidden in Christ, and so are you!

We cannot change ourselves. We cannot. We can however ask the Father to help us trust Him to bring about change, and we can cooperate with the Holy Spirit as He begins changing our personalities from the inside out.

I am not implying that I think I am perfect. Only that I believe God is in the process of bringing His perfection that He has placed on the inside of me, to the outside.

Personality, It all begins on the inside.

10 comments:

Kansas Bob said...

I can relate to that transition Daveda. I think it was when I really began to believe that my innermost being was really good.. at the core God had given me a new inner being that I could trust. I began trusting my flesh and brain less and my inner being more. There is something about knowing that your inner being is good that creates a whole different image of ourself.

Lisa said...

What a wonderful change and what a wonderful God.

Sara said...

Delighted to have you back! And I too have been going through a beautiful transition. For some reason, I thought you might have stopped blogging. Now, I can follow along again.

Hugs for your day,
Sara

Patrina said...

Daveda,
Just found you at the Girl Next Door's place - I liked your comment, so I followed you here. You post here goes with her post and you comment there :) It all has to do with the inside of a person's heart, indeed. Jesus makes that differnece in us and they way we see other people. Thanks for sharing.

I'm following you tonight. I look forward to getting to know you more.

God Bless you and your family
Patrina <")>><
His watchman on the wall

Loren said...

Hey YOU!!!! So glad to see you are back! I caught up on both of these posts and to your first post back ~ I am with you sister! losing a loved one HURTS and takes a while to recover especially when you are attacked yourself! So glad you are feeling better and blessing all of us here in blogland!!

I like you too :0) I LOVE this post :)

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Irritable Mother said...

"I stopped trying..." and let Jesus.
That is so key!
Because on my own, I am NOT enough. And no amount of trying will get me there. But when I stop trying, and let Jesus make me - ahhhh - what a difference.
Love you!

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Stephanie said...

This was exactly what I needed today... I'm so glad I ran across your blog. Thanks!

sanjeet said...

What a wonderful change and what a wonderful God.
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