Posted on November 16, 2018 by America's Keswick in Victory Call
Have you ever taken the ’16 Personalities’ test online? It’s a test that’s known to give individuals ‘freakishly accurate’ descriptions of who they are and why they do things the way they do… and it really is freakishly accurate. For example, it describes me as having an ‘ENFP’ personality type, meaning I’m Extroverted (E), Intuitive (N), Feeling (F), and Prospective (P) … and that couldn’t be more true! This test tells me what each of these personality types mean, what percentage of each I am, and what my weaknesses and strengths are in regards to work and professional relationships, romantic relationships, friendships, etc.
The funny thing is, I definitely don’t need a personality test to let me know that I respond emotionally to different circumstances in my life. This can be a great thing – for example, when I show my more compassionate side – but it can become a problem when I find myself trusting too much in my own feelings. I should be trusting in what God says in His word. Dwelling on feelings can cause discontentment, but dwelling on the Word of God is life-giving!
Jeremiah 17:9 – The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?
Proverbs 28:26 – Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered.
Proverbs 3:5 – Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.
As humans, we know that feelings can range from one extreme to the next pretty quickly. We can go over a girlfriend’s house and start a conversation by tearfully be pouring our hearts out to her, and then end the conversation sharing fits of laughter with that same friend. Emotions are deceptive and fleeting. God’s Word, however, is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8). Let’s build our houses on the rock – the truth in the Word of God – and not the sinking sand of my feelings and emotions
Written by Erin Culleny. Erin Culleny serves as a Marketing Assistant and Staff Writer. She loves encouraging women through her Victory Calls and finds such joy in praying for her sisters in Christ. Her favorite activities include reading her Bible, encouraging others with scripture, buying new makeup, buying dresses, and eating at the Cheesecake Factory… In that order!
Daily Quote: “Though feelings come and go, God’s love for us does not.” – C.S. Lewis
This Week’s Verse to Memorize: I have hope in God, which they themselves also accept, that there will be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and the unjust. Acts 24:15