From Accountant to Tutor, Now God Wants Me to Become an Author

MBTI Personality Types

MBTI Personality Types

“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.”

Shocks. Patola!

“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:

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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.

2015-06-22 11.57.11When 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:

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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.

Aim high,

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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! 🙂