“Friend, do you know MBTI? What’s your personality type?” my friend ES asked.
“Uhmmm. My MA is Psych so probably… I do not know?”
“Wait. I’ll send you a link. It’s just a 10-minute questionnaire.”
“BFF, duh! Of course I know that! I’m mastering in Psych… Major in PERSONALITY!!!”
Lesson learned: Too much work makes one gullible. LOL.
Kidding aside, I’m grateful I had that conversation with him. It made me see MBTI in a different light. In school it was just a speck among the loads of information we have to digest everyday so I haven’t paid much attention to it. More importantly, that convo confirmed what God has told me before — that I should write to inspire.
So where did this whole idea of writing come from? It happened one night, March 29, 2015 to be exact. While I was about to sleep, I just had a sudden idea to write a book about my learnings in life. I don’t know where that idea came from but I just felt an overpowering need to inspire people, to make a difference in the lives of others through my own little way. That idea, which I now know is called a “creative spark,” was coupled with an overwhelming sense of peace. So I knew it was from the Lord.
The following morning, I attended the Feast. I was welcomed by this tarpaulin which stood at the top of the stairs:
I’ve read this verse a lot of times but never before has its message spoken to me more eloquently than it did that very moment. So I really took time to snap a photo of it before I walked away smiling, amidst the wonderment of other Feast attendees. Of course, I had every reason to smile. The Lord, just spoke to me!
The talk that day was Reciliency: The Power to Keep Going. During the talk, Brother RJ said, “You went through what you went through for a purpose. You are supposed to share it to the world to inspire others. Hindi yan binigay sa ‘yo para itago mo.” Ouch. So there it goes again. I was really walking on synchronicities that day. God is making sure I got His message clear. Yes, Lord. Gagawin ko na po.
When I told ES yesterday that I am the INFJ personality type (Introvert, iNtuitive, Feeling, Judging), his reply was simply, “I thought so.” At least another human being confirmed my ability to counsel or inspire! But then, I am a teacher, best for ENFJs (Extrovert, iNtuitive, Feeling, Judging) and I am mastering in Psych, for INFJs. One is an introverted type of job, the other extroverted. No wonder about that though since I am an ambivert — I have a balance of both introvert and extrovert.
Right after our conversation, another synchronistic event happened as I came across this article about an interview with Sue Frederick:
So that explains everything. When I was still an accountant, I felt I was missing out on something. I felt empty and unfulfilled. Because God wants me to do something else. And I’ve been through a lot of difficult trials because of that. I was on the wrong path.
I’m glad, I listened to God’s call despite what other well-meaning people would say. I’m glad God equipped me with courage and strength to be able to do what He wants me to do. It’s my life to live. And I want to live it in a way that pleases my Creator.
So help me, God.
Photo Credits: 1st: imagefriend.com; 3rd: alissameeks.wordpress.com
P.S. Just when I finished writing this post, I checked my FB and was greeted with the news that a college classmate is about to release her own book! Wow! And she’s the last person you’d think that will author a book especially about investing. She was the class clown! 🙂 Indeed, with God, all things are possible. I’m next! 🙂