Sometimes I don’t like being an ISFJ!

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Sometimes, I don’t like being an ISFJ. Introverted, Sensing, Feeling, Judging. In practical words, “Introverted Sensing with Extraverted Feeling”, also known as, “The Nurturer”.

I feel every thing! When I’m happy, I’m the bubbliest person you can find. But when someone is hurting, I feel it. If i’m experiencing life altering emotions, my sensing feelings are escalated. I feel it in my core! Being an ISFJ can also get me into trouble but Jesus helps to guide me and which prevents my sensing emotions to lead me. Sometimes, I listen, other times I don’t. However, “I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you {me} will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:6

He works with us in our weaknesses. Not leaving us to be lead by our defenses and resolves. Leaning on His wisdom saves us from heart break, and other inconveniences life offers. I pray that you and I can lean into His voice every time He speaks. He longs to guide us in truth and prevent ourselves and others from being the “victim” of our actions. 

The greatness in being an ISFJ is, that in the Lord’s hands, He has shaped my heart of compassion. A heart He alone has given me towards the suffering and hurting.  Through this personality type, I understand my calling. But I also understand and believe that It’s Christian to love the hurting and Christian to help the suffering. Knowing my personality type has helped me comprehend why I am the way I am, why I do the things I do, why I feel the way I feel. But as I walk along side Jesus, those things are stronger and He can do so much more through me, than “my personality” can. He adds the super, to my natural!

I can’t tell you how grateful I am, that I am an ISFJ because it enables me to relate to people I am privileged to encounter.  To love them and give every part of me that I can give. To understand them, bring out the best in them, in some cases. And to simply love, Uniquely. 

What’s your personality type?  What’s your significant others personality type? 

I guarantee, that knowing yours and the person or people you love and do life with, will significantly help you to understand them, and love them in action even more! It influences your thoughts and response towards others!

“Seek first to understand, than to be understood.”- The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (S.Covey)

To learn more about me, the ISFJ: http://www.personalitypage.com/html/ISFJ.html

To find yours by taking the test: http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/jtypes2.asp

Hope this has helped someone today!

Blessings & Love to You!

Renee Jael

Anchored in Zion 

 

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Breaking Silence | Relationships

“Stay within the sphere of grace I have called you to walk in. Don’t allow your natural affections or love to pull you away from the divine assignment on your life”- John Bevere, “The Holy Spirit” book

This has been undeniably the thing that keeps me “bee-lining to destiny. No, I am not called to singleness. Yes. That is a bold and transparent statement. But without transparency how can we walk in freedom? I am broken in more ways than I can share or begin to explain. But I am completely taken over by the Love of Christ. It’s unexplainable but, I am. And because I have His love containing me, I can stay the course. Not bending or settling to the desires of life that may or may not distract me from the purpose that was set for me before the beginning of time. Am I saying that it’s easy? Absolutely not. But I know who I am and Whose I am.

My thoughts have been churning deeply around the thoughts of marriage and relationships. My resolve is this: Our earthly relationships are meant to compliment us. Not fulfill us. But why do we crave love. I’m saying what some may be thinking. And that’s okay, because whoever you are, you are not alone.

God created us so His presence can fill us, and though it may not always be tangible, He is ever present. We were made with a God sized hole that only He can fill. 

When I first became a Christian, I was dating a guy that did not believe as I did and to the demise of my heart, I had to walk away, thinking that whomever was going to capture the fancies of my heart, needed to at least be a Christian. I was 17. And completely naive. A month later, I dated a “Christian” by label only, not by lifestyle. And this time, I was forced to walk away, circumstantially.

At 17 anImaged 18, relationships, are everything. Well, that and education. Still hoping, but still so oblivious to Who I truly needed to be in a relationship with. I pursued yet another relationship with another “Christian” guy. Wrong again, for two reasons:

| I pursued |

| The label Christian did not match up to the lifestyle, Christian|

So at 19, I was over it or at least, I tried to be. Because that summer, I still felt so, so empty. I knew that I had a relationship with God but I didn’t understand that He was “The One.” The One, that can fully satisfy me and fill the void I felt inside. It’s not after another failed attempt at being filled with the presence of another “Christian” guy that I was truly done with pursuing the title I thought would change the dynamic of my young, young life.

And so here it is, 9 years later, imperfectly finding my way to His heart and still reminding myself of truths I need to remain “happily single” until such a time is over. I am no longer naive to the things I thought would make me whole. I am Completely Loved and Filled by The One. Jesus.  Revelation? I think so.

Anchored in Zion

Renee Jael

I’ve never met someone who didn’t want love

I’ve never met some one who didn’t want to be loved. Or wanted to be wanted and fullfilled. Accepted. Respected. Honored. Appreciated. Treasured.

I’ve been tempted to find love in people. That doesn’t fulfill. It disappoints. And while it has been years since I’ve ‘loved’ that way. I still see it. And I see true love rejected. That kills me.

True love still loves after its been rejected. It’s name is Jesus. He is relentless. And while His love make no sense to us. Many accept it by faith. (Saved by grace through faith Eph 2:8)

John 15:9 [NASB]

Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you; abide in My love.

My challenge for us today: pray for those who need true love. And that is, pray for us all. Because though we know true love through faith, we still need His love that overflows…and fulfills…

R Jael
Anchored in Zion

God gave me a dream

Love Created. And everything Love created was good. Genesis 1. And Love is God. And everything He created was intended to reflect His love and goodness. It was created to reflect Himself.

Goodness cannot be denied when it is seen nor can it be ignored. And so here I am thousand of years removed from the beginning of creation, Creating.

Here is my shop Love Creatives
Behold His goodnes

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Ephesians 2:10 [NASB]

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.

Anchored in Zion
R Jael

Replace it with Love

During worship tonight at Fusion . Jesus spoke to me about replacing my cares with His love.

Replace worry with His love.
Replace fear with His love.
Replace doubt with His love.
Replace rejection with His love.
Replace emptiness with His love.
Replace loneliness with His love.
Replace bitterness with His love.
Replace hurt with His love.
Replace failures with His love.

This list could literally go on forever…

He is a redeemer, who continues to redeem us with Love. It won’t ever stop.

My challenge to you, replace whatever you are dealing with, with Christ’s unfailing Love.

Psalms 138:8 [NASB]

The Lord will accomplish what concerns me; Your lovingkindness, O Lord , is everlasting; Do not forsake the works of Your hands.

Anchored in Zion
R Jael

Being in love

Being in love doesn’t always mean we will do the right thing. But it means acknowledging our wrongs and moving forward.

John 14:21 [NASB]

He who has My commandments and keeps them is the one who loves Me; and he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will disclose Myself to him.”

I LOVE God. CANNOT imagine my life without Him. I smile at the thought of Him. His love does more for me than I can explain, yet I’m not always in a position where I act like I love Him. Some days I’m not radical enough, on fire enough…obedient enough.. but that doesn’t discount the love I have for my Savior who welcomes me without condemnation.

His love is perfect &I am being perfected until the day He returns.
(Phil 1:6)

Out of the overflow of my heart, be blessed. God loves you 🙂

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Anchored in Zion
R Jael

Sweet surprises

The past week or so, I have had a constant reminder that nothing will ever cost God more than His Son. He will give freely what is His to who is His. I’ve met with contentment and agreed to treat it nicely. Yet I’ve met with surprises, all undeserving.

God will do anything He thinks is best to meet with you, to show you that You are His, to treat you as the jewel You are to Him. He goes above and beyond to show us His love. In some seasons, His love looks different, but its always there. In this season, God is showing me that giving to me represents His unending passion to provide for me. He is Jehovah Jireh (Provider), He is faithful and He cannot deny Himself.

My challenge to you today is ask God to reveal His love in the season you are in.

Anchored in Zion: eternal joy
R Jael

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