I normally blog about health and fitness, but please allow me to touch on something different for this post. I had a revelation this month. It came from my Devotional app but resonated with my career choices as well. The devotional was about our uniqueness and how that uniqueness is the key to our calling/calling.
We all have different Personalities, that’s obvious. But what isn’t always obvious is why we have those personalities. I’m chatty (sometimes too much) I’m bubbly, I’m open. These aspects of me make me great with people. As a child, I imagine being talkative and inquisitive might have been annoying to the grown-ups.
Now that I’m older, I realise I like figuring things out and I’m great with people so my calling is to work with people and find solutions. This has been evident in how well I flourish in a crowd; throw me anywhere and I’ll strike up a conversation with any man, woman or child, of any age. I don’t struggle socially at all unless I’m just in a foul mood that specific day. Then I become anti-social be cause I’m just not interested in socialising.
However, it doesn’t mean that I’m a stronger, more ‘together’ person just because I don’t experience social anxiety. It is just how I am. No Personality is better, people just need to know and understand their roles. Of course, you can improve some things about yourself to achieve certain things, but be wary of trying to mirror another individual. Don’t even make the changes to impress people, chances are they can see through the act and you will lose credibility.
So we should all ask ourselves, what aspects of my personality can be an asset? In what situations do I flourish? Therein lies your calling. God doesn’t make mistakes. Children can grow up in the same family, have more or less similar childhood experiences, but their personalities won’t mirror each other. Your personality didn’t just happen.
Happy soul searching!