A peek into my soul

22 Dec

I remembered what I did on that Wednesday night I blacked out a few posts ago.  I don’t know how I could have forgotten.  Angela Ferraro has this amazing gift she uses to empower Christian leaders. She calls it “God Eyes.”  I met with Angela for 4 hours the other week and she peeked into my soul with an incredible ability to help me come to a better understanding of how God has created me, thus being able to more fully fulfill my role in the Body of Christ.

One of the many things we discussed, my top 5 “StrengthsFinder” strengths.  It is a test to help you better understand what your strengths are so you can capitilize on what you have been blessed with rather than wishing you had someone else’s.

I operate best:

…as an Activator – Give me a vision and a few parameters, and I will make it happen.  Once an idea has been made known, why wait to implement?  What can we do right now to accomplish that dream?

…. in Significance – I do my best work in front of people because it pushes me to be the best I can be.  I need to feel that my work is significant, valuable, and I need to feel valued as well.

….as a Developer – one of my desires is to raise other people up and push them towards success in whatever capacity.  This is the  ‘teacher’ in me coming out.

….as a Communicator – this skill does me well considering I have to talk in front of our whole church and somehow communicate scientific ideals to 8th graders, most of whom could care less about science.  I understand that people in general have a short attention span and so what I have to say must be clear, concise, and memorable.  I am a story-teller as well as a communicator of science and teacher of worship.  I love to captivate “audiences” with my words.

….as a Relator – I get a “great deal of pleasure and strength” from being around my close friends.  My relationships, close friends or acquaintances,  are not valuable to me unless they are genuine.  I will seek to be sincere in my relationships and I expect the same from others. 

Have you taken the StrengthsFinder test yet?  What are your top 5?

3 Responses to “A peek into my soul”

  1. Nicole B. December 22, 2009 at 6:13 p12 #

    Mine are:

    Analytical
    Deliberative
    Discipline
    Relator
    Responsibility

    Yay! We are both relators! 🙂

  2. Lori Jo December 24, 2009 at 6:13 p12 #

    Input – i like to learn
    Adaptability – flexible
    Positivity – 😀
    Ideation – I’m a dreamer, have lots of ideas
    WOO – i think this explains my extraversion and that i like people.

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