Welcome to our final PAWS for Coffee Hour blog for 2015! We are delighted you took the time to join us! Grab your coffee for some interesting facts that just may help you know your four-legged babies better…and those people you love, too!
I often study the behavior of my animals and how it correlates to what the lesson I need to learn or simply to understand them better. I also study people. I am a certified Christian life coach and there are many tools that help us look and see inside of ourselves as we seek to understand what makes us tick (and become ticked off :-).
I stumbled up the below image and it made me laugh.
Not only does it fit perfectly with what I have been blogging about the last few months, it also shows how uniquely we are all created (even our pets).
In case you don’t know why this is amusing, let me give you a little background about the Myers-Briggs personality test or MBTI. The MBTI helps you determine your personality type, which represents your preferences in four separate categories. Each category is composed of two opposite poles. Your score shows your preference between two types in the four areas. Based on your responses, the MBTI produces results to identify which of the sixteen different personality types best describes you. The four categories are:
- Where you focus your attention — Extraversion (E) or Introversion (I)
- The way you take in information — Sensing (S) or Intuition (N)
- The way you make decisions — Thinking (T) or Feeling (F)
- How you deal with the outer world — Judging (J) or Perceiving (P).
This test is pretty accurate in helping to understand how and why you are motivated. For example, my husky Logan is an ENTP. ENTPs are usually verbally as well as cerebrally quick, and generally love to argue–both for their own sake, and to show off their debating skills. They are also innovative and ingenious at problem-solving.
Knowing how unique we are humbles me. It makes me realize just how much God loves us. We understand that no two people have the same fingerprint. That blows my mind just to consider that there is no other one in the human population who has the identical pattern that I have or you have.
God wanted us to be uniquely different, and at the same time, have some of the same characteristics and traits of our parents through DNA. And as we grow older, we show some of the behavioral characteristics and mannerisms of our parents.
In Psalm 139, David wrote, “I will praise you; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are your works; and that my soul knows right well.”
God did not make us on a mass production line. He took great care in making us who we were meant to be. He had a purpose in mind for us even before we came into being.
He knew we would sin and be helpless to live up to Old Testament Law, and the expectations of others. He knew we would fall. He knew we would fail, but He gave us a chance. Even though we have failed Him, He has provided us with hope and a way back to Him.
Psalm 100:3, “Know ye that the Lord is God; it is He that has made us, and not we ourselves. We are his people, and the sheep of his flock.”
God has made us for His glory and to serve Him.
Paul reminds us in First Corinthians, “For you are bought with a price; therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which belongs to God.”
You may not feel like a masterpiece. There are times when we feel anything but! The Lord wants us to know how much He loves us and that He is with us even in times of despair. If you feel abandoned today or like you have no purpose, please know that God is there. He may be just waiting for you to call on Him.