One of the things that brings me the most joy is seeing the creativity God has, ever apparent in His design of our personalities. I’m a firm believer that every fiber of our being has been woven together with extreme delicacy; that the God of the Universe intentionally created us with unique characteristics, quirks and all.
When I was younger I was quick to point out these quirks as weird oddities and intentionally avoided allowing them room to surface. What would I have done if I would have been seen as an individual?! Thankfully, as I have grown up, I have begun to start appreciating these little oddities. In fact, I have begun to love them.
I understand these thoughts may be a little lighter than I usually share, but I do believe they’re important (and fun!). So, friends, embrace the purpose God has called you to – from the major personality traits to the smallest, quirkiest portions of who you are. (Of course, I’m talking about your God-given personality, not the traits developed from a root of sin.)
I’m not sure if/how these things will make a significant impact on my life or the life of those around me; but nevertheless, here’s a little glimpse into my, hrm, uniqueness…
- I always brush my teeth before I go for a run. Apparently, for me, fresh breath means more endurance. Or something.
- I don’t play favorites very often. My favorite movie, food, color, flower, and really pretty much everything varies day to day. I guess you could say variety is my favorite.
- I would choose a cold, snowy, winter day over a hot, sunny, summer day every time.
- I don’t like peeling oranges. I actually have a deal with a friend that if she peels my oranges, I will slice pizza for her (something she doesn’t like doing :])!
- My guaranteed “pick-me-up” is hearing about someone that is doing what they love. There aren’t many things that excite me more than cheering on someone as they do what they are purposed to do.
- I’ve been trying to grow out my hair for approximately six years, but every year when May comes around I chop it off.
- English/writing was my least favorite subject throughout elementary school, Jr. high, high school, and college. Now I want to be an author. Never saw that one coming.