Uniqueness

Last night we had a dear older couple over for dinner. Afterwards we sat and shared with each other for about three hours. We had such sweet fellowship, we prayed, then parted,sensing there had been another person in the room. In fact there was, the Holy Spirit was there for sure. I love spending time with them. My friend is a pastoral sort, nice to the bone. He’s constantly encouraging and looking for the positive side of things. I’ve always wondered why I gravitate towards these nice guys. Perhaps it’s because opposites attract.
Some one whom I know and whose opinion I respect, gave me some constructive criticism about my blog. They stopped reading it because it was too negative. Because I tend to think there is truth in what they say, I tried really hard to write a positive blog. I felt like a fish out of water. The harder I tried, the more I realized that it just wasn’t me. My daughter in law writes these heartwarming narratives of her daily life with two active children. She has an uncanny gift of making her blog so uplifting, you want to read more of them. My blogs tend to be slightly caustic and goading. What you write is usually a reflection of who you are. Someone said he was worried he’d have to get a tetanus shot if he rubbed against me.
All to say it’s best to function in what you’re good at. Not that we don’t constantly try to improve and be more like Jesus, but there are some basic personality traits that you cannot change.
My wife and one of my sons are rabid evangelists. It motivates them more than anything in life and they are very good at it. I’m sort of an evangelist. I like it and do function in it, but it is not my number one driving force. I’m ok with that, I don’t need to beat myself up because I’m not the same as someone else.
God created each of us totally unique and different from each other. We can celebrate that uniqueness, thank Him for it, and start using the talents He did give us to be of useful service to God’s kingdom.

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