Friday, February 12, 2010

How Are You Strong & Giveaway is Coming!!!

Did you hear about my first giveaway? Check back on Valentines Day for a sweet treat and a chance to win! Here is an awesome post from Heart to Heart with Holley!

"The Rest of Your Story 22: What are your strengths?

Girl and Roses photo by D Sharon Pruitt (flickr)

Strength: a personal characteristic that can be used on behalf of God in service to others.

Then put them through the S.T.R.E.N.G.T.H. Test...

Service - Does it help me serve God and others?

Time - Has it been present throughout much of my life?

Relationships - Do others see this?

Energy - Do I feel energized when I'm living this way?

Natural - Does this come naturally to me most of the time? OR do I know God has intentionally developed this in me even though it doesn't?

Glory - Does God ultimately get the glory from it?

Trials - Even in hard times, does it usually come through somehow?

Heart - Does this really feel like a core part of who I am?

Question: What are some of your strengths?

My Answer: I spent the better part of last year discovering how God has made me. Strength Finder 2.0 listed my top themes as: Relator, Belief, Communication,Responsibility and Empathy . This translates most in my life through teaching and encouraging. I know I am called and fashioned to lead a small group of women. Also, I sing and love to worship Him through music. For the first time in my life I understand how God has made me. The STRENGTH test above is very helpful. I can honestly say that even in difficult times these strengths come through and they really speak to the core of who I am!"

So, does this post get you thinking? How has God made you? What energizes you and speaks to the very core of who you are?

Have a great weekend,


  1. I enjoyed reading this post. Sometimes it's hard for me to see my strengths because they do come naturally & I guess I don't notice them. Crazy...I think I try harder to build strengths that maybe aren't meant to be...hmmm...I'll have to think on that.

  2. great post - I so see you leading a small group of women! I'd love to be at that table.

    I'm definitely prayer and encouragement. I just love to encourage (makes sense I was a cheerleader in high school).

  3. Awesome! I love hearing about others' strengths! I took Strengthsfinder too and mine were: Achiever, Learner, Input, Connectedness, Developer/Restoration (I took it twice and the last two were switched out). Praying for you as you lead the group of women--strong leaders are definitely needed!