When Grandma Treats Ya Special

A synopsis of my hangout with Gram T.
Treasured moments, special times.

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Questioning Your Purpose; What Are You Meant to Do?

I think everyone questions what their purpose is.
With so many aspects that makeup why you’re unique, I don’t think there’s only ONE thing you’re made for…

  • Extrovert or Introvert?
  • Sensing or Intuitive?
  • Thinking or Feeling?
  • Judging or Perceiving?
  • Phlegmatic, Sanguine, Choleric, or Melancholy?
  • Love Language? Physical Touch, Word of Affirmation, Gifts, Quality Time, or Acts of Service
  • What talents do you have?
  • Left or Right Brained?
  • Spiritual Gifts that you’ve received?
  • What strengths do you have?
  • Optimist or Pessimist?
  • What are your passions?

opennessconscientiousnessextraversionagreeableness, and neuroticism= O.C.E.A.N.
((thank you Wiki))

Are you worn out?? Maybe you’ve been asking these questions lately:

“What am I doing with my life?”
“Is this what I’m gonna do forever?”
“Should I go back to school?”
Maybe you just graduated high school are are thinking: “Should I go to college just because my parents say I should?”
“Is this a waste of my time?”

Either way, you’re desired result is (most likely)
“I want to love what I do and get the most out of life while making good enough money to support the lifestyle I choose.”

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So, in school, if you have an equation:
x+y=z
and you have two of those, you can figure out the third.
x+y=loving what you do etc…

so if (x) is figuring out your specialized characteristics and personality from the chart above, and (y) is a job then really, since most of us don’t find the job we want to do right away, we should leave (y) to figure out last.

Figure out yourself first.
What were the threads God used to knit together your tapestry?
Since Mi Amor is an artist, I know that if you truly want to know about the work and the truths behind it, you can only ask one person;  the artist. Bystanders might be able to receive the message, but what got the artist to that point? What decisions were made to create it?

So, in order to figure out yourself, you have to talk to your Creator. Let Him define who you are for it will be truth.

As you analyze your personality and characteristic chart, write down your answers somewhere you can see them every day. See these as your own personal recipe; no one can ever replicate it.
Since there are so many facets to you, why do people think there’s ONLY ONE THING IN ONE PLACE YOU WERE MEANT FOR? Where is that in stone?

See your potential. Start noticing when you use your strengths for daily life. Exercise those strengths and make them stronger. Use them intentionally, don’t just whine and say, “I want to do what I love, I’m annoyed because I’m not getting an answer, and I’d rather stay in bed than figure it out.”
Psh, honey, you best get on your feet. No one is going to figure it out for you, if you don’t have the attention span to do it yourself. Life isn’t easy, as I’m sure you know now, so if you don’t like the spot you’re in, work hard for the one you want. Make sure you’re aligning yourself up with what the Creator desires of you. Something I’ve learned in the last year is this:
Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
He leads me beside quiet waters,
He refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
for His name’s sake.
Even though I walk
through the valley of the shadow of death
I will fear no evil,
for You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff,
they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
Surely your goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord
forever.
 
And so, sometimes, He places us in the Valley of the Shadow of Death…just because your situation isn’t ‘to your standards of good’ doesn’t mean its not where you’re supposed to be. 
Delight yourself in Him

Splinters In My Shoes

I’ve now hit this crossroads where I need to continue my education and not wait for Mi Amor to finish his. I think God’s pushing me now. I am not satisfied with where I am, but I’m utilizing the skills and knowledge from there to apply to my future.

You see, I’m a Pharmacy Technician…

Mi Amor asked me last week, “What’s your ideal job?”
I just laid on the floor contemplating what my honest answer would be.
After a few moments, I answered, “I want to work from home, using foot detox, nutrition therapy, aromatherapy and empowering clients to heal others too.”

God can use that.

I took this strengths test online.
{{Click Here}}
And it was worth the $12 to take it, in my opinion. Anybody can do a job and feel unfulfilled with it, actually, some of you might be there right now. Why is this? Because you’re not using your passions and talents. Analyzing what your strengths are is crucial to realizing the potential you have, and what you can offer to a company.

I’ll share my results with you,
it breaks it down into three categories:
DOMINANT
CONTRIBUTING
SUPPORTING
And then it tell you a simple explanation of that strength and then it gives you a specific detailed paragraph of how it analyzed you in this strength category.

  • My Dominant strength is:  Creative Thinker

    Your Talent: You are quick to try new things and learn about

    different ways to accomplish your business goals. Your natural

    curiosity leads you to ask the types of questions that uncover

    potential new products or services for your customers. Always

    ask questions and consider a full range of ideas and solutions

    to challenges.

  • My Contributing strength is: Relationship Builder

    Your Talent: You are at your best when your positive attitude

    shines outward. Meet people and convey your authentic

    enthusiasm to help you create mutually beneficial relationships.

    Creating and sustaining such partnerships is crucial to the

    success of your business

  • Then my Supporting strengths followed:

Knowledge Seeker
Determination
Confidence
Promoter
Risk Taker
Independent 
Delegator
Business Focus

So in this test, I have found my strengths and I go through the descriptive paragraphs and highlight the ones that make me say, “Yeah, that’s me!” and I focus on developing those strengths.
Just like a body builder, if I don’t work those daily, over the course of time, I’ll weaken my muscles.

I just desperately want to serve God and heal people… but honestly, I’m scared of not being smart enough for college, not making enough money to do my part in helping us out. I’m unsure if I’ll actually succeed in doing this…

So, today, on my day off, I’ve spent ALL OF IT researching schools and talking to the advisors. Finding an associates degree that is right for me. What’s something that will look good on a resume and better myself and fit with my passions and talents?

The in-between parts of my day when I took a break from calling was to research cars.. cause yeah.. we need a new one of those. Our trusted ((childhood friend’s father)) mechanic told us to milk this car and search hard for a new one…
I’m on the last day of a four day weekend and I feel exhausted…thank God for blogs, worship music, and blankets.

God’s definitely pushing me… I’ve never felt this before. It’s like some days I truly feel His hand scooting me along, while I’m like, “WOAH WHAT IS GOING ON!?!?!?!!” as my body tenses up and the hard, unfinished wood puts splinters in my feet…I don’t want to fight Him, but I am just blindfolded, unsure of what is really happening… but I guess that’s trust isn’t it?

My dad used to do trust falls with me… you know, those things that you do at Bible camp where someone stands behind you and you just willingly turn your back to them and fall back into their arms. My dad used to hold his hands a foot from the floor so I’d just keep falling… I trusted him, so I think it’s time to just let go and trust my Heavenly Father.

I know what pocket I’m going into.. but I don’t know my specialization…

Pray for me to hear His voice?

—sincerely that young woman, who feels like an old lady ready for a nap, but a little girl confused at the future…