I love to check the boxes, fill in the little bubbles, circle the numbers or letters. I love to compile the answers and read the definition of who I am.
You are an INFJ, an introvert, a melancholic sanguine, an emotional eater, an authoritative parent.
Your spiritual gifts are discernment, teaching, exhortation, and you don’t even register on the hospitality column. *I am working on this. *
Your love language is acts of service, you are an apple-shaped endomorph, and you are a sensitive and caring lover. Ok, I never actually took that quiz but I’m sure it’s true. That about sums me up. Good to know.
I suppose I like them because they unite me with a tribe. I belong to this group. There are others out there and they do it this way too.
Some people don’t like to be classified by a questionnaire and I get that too. But I enjoy reading the blurb at the end that tells you things that you already knew about yourself. Instead of it making me feel less unique, I feel connected, understood.
It’s so important to feel a connection to others. When I find a person who shares my likes, my point of view, or my taste in British television series, I feel instant community. Ahhh, you get me.
I think that’s why the blog world has been so inspiring. Everyone has a voice and they are all unique but some are speaking my heart. They make me laugh, or tear up. Their stories leave me reaching out to console them or cheer them on. They make me want to bake things and organize my sock drawers, or the weight of their words sends me to my knees. They inspire trips to desolate places, hope of the good news we have, and the voice to make changes in this world. They are putting words to those thoughts, convictions, and struggles I have and are expressing them in ways individual and beautiful and uniquely inspired by their God.
Don’t worry, I’m not going all polytheistic on you. I do believe in one God, Jesus Christ.
However, because we have relationships with him in intimate and personal ways, that communication will be diverse. So you may say it and I may say it but it will resonate in different tones and pitch. And what a glorious way to be able to celebrate that we belong.
That we are members of this tribe.
That even though you may say it different, I get you.
Here are a few links (there are so many more) to posts that have really gotten me. Maybe they’ll get you too.
The hard work of liking our kids not just loving them– The Gypsy mama
You have a choice– You are My Girls
Sharing the Hard– Flower Patch Farmgirl
When you wonder if mothering is enough– Joyful Mothering
I’ve Been Cleaning My Home all Wrong– The Small Notebook
the kind of faith that can change your life– Chatting at the Sky