Personal Growth Through Self Understanding

I’m not perfect. Shocker, I know. Spoiler alert : none of us are, although many of us surely think we must be. We rise, we fall. We live and learn. Hindsight is 20/20 and all that jazz. But how do we stop making so many mistakes and start getting to where we need to be? I’ve been asking myself this question for years. I remember in junior high when our class took the Keirsey temperament exam that was supposed to tell us the careers our personalities were matched to. My results were varied : Counselor, Professor, Author, Nun (!?), Designer, Photographer.  I was pleasantly surprised that most of the results seemed accurate for things which sounded interesting to me. By the time I was graduating high school I thought I’d end up as an English professor and maybe even also an author of some sort. I eventually actually became a designer and a photographer. A few years ago I took another personality quiz, one based upon the Myers-Briggs test, and learned which type of the 16 personalities that I am. My type is INFJ. It’s the least common type group in the world with only 1% of the population as members. A

A Purpose Filled Life

Have you ever sat in a church service and felt like the preacher was speaking directly to you? As though the entire sermon was written with you in mind, to shake you up a bit, like God reached down from the heavens specifically to talk to you that day. I’ve known most of my life that God has a purpose for me. I’ve even felt close to figuring out what the purpose was for many years. However I’m a perfectionist. And I’m impatient. When things get tough I tend to bail. It’s my biggest flaw but I’m working on that. Even today as I sit here I’m not certain of my purpose. I only know that I have a feeling that God wants me to do certain things. As an INFJ personality, searching for purpose and fulfillment is part of the very grain the defines me, anyway. I’m tired of ‘wasting my life’. In church on Sunday the pastor presented a written assignment for the congregation. It included a graph of circles which we used to write the answers to a few important questions that he had for us. The goal was to determine God’s plan for our lives. This