Archive for August 27th, 2007

The changeable personality

Monday, August 27th, 2007

Click to view my Personality Profile page

This is the result I obtained tonight (ISTJ – the examiner) after retaking the free personality test at Last night, though, I must have been feeling a bit more extroverted, because I came up with a ESTJ (the overseer) result.

Here’s a quote about ISTJ personalities from the site:

“At work, ISTJs get things done on a timely basis. They honor deadlines, and they believe in thoroughness. A half-finished job is not a job well done. They establish procedures and schedules, and are uncomfortable with those who do not do the same. ISTJs put duty before pleasure. As long as they can fulfill their responsibilities, they feel useful and thereby satisfied. Their work does not have to be fun, but it has to count toward something productive. ISTJs believe that vacations are something that one takes only when work has been accomplished; thus, at times they do not take vacations even when they could and should.”
– ISTJ – The Reliant (Lifexplore)

This is a description of ESTJs:

“ESTJs live in a world of facts and concrete needs. They live in the present, with their eyes constantly scanning their personal environment to make sure that everything is running smoothly and systematically. They honor traditions and laws, and have a clear set of standards and beliefs.”
– Portrait of an ESTJ (The Personality Page)

What do you think, children? Which is more accurate?

This touched my heart

Monday, August 27th, 2007

Do you ever think, “How much do I really trust God?”

This morning I was reading Tim Challie’s blog, and was so blessed and encouraged to trust the Lord in a more real way after reading his heart-searching post. I especially could see a similar failure of faith in my own life:

I trust the Lord for myself. I honestly believe that I am willing to suffer, even unto death, for the sake of the gospel, BUT . . . I do not have such a vibrant and living trust that the Lord will provide for my family without me, or without my husband. God’s word clearly states But let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before God: yea, let them exceedingly rejoice. . . A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation. – Psalm 68:3,5.

While the Lord grants me continuance of health and life, I will minister to my family. But, by His grace, I will seek more and more to entrust their well-being TO THE LORD.

See what you think. Do you also find this article convicting and yet helpful?