Knowing Who We Are and How to Work Together in the Kingdom of God…

 

When you are an outlier, specifically a creative thinker,  knowing who you are in the Kingdom of God is a top priority of things to learn and know!

Knowing God’s love and loving God in return, developing our relationship with him can  restore us to the life He meant for us from the beginning because of Christ’s sacrifice. We are empowered by Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit to become well-balanced with all of our complexities. He leads and guides us how to use each part of our personality and as we develop the fruit of the spirit such as self-control from Galatians 5, it increases the ease of life. It is essential we grow in faith and strength in Christ to simplify our lives. It is too easy to have too much going on in one’s mind then at the same time trying to adapt to a society that doesn’t think or process information in the same way we do. It is explained further in Matthew 11:28-30- Jesus tell us as we learn of Him and His ways things become as easier.

Why do I think God is prompting me to bring this up ? I believe when we read in the Bible He fully intends on individual’s strengths, gifts and talents are to be coordinated with others to complete tasks and work together like in the human body.  He gives us guidelines on how we can work  together like the body with very distinct and different approaches/roles.

Romans 12

4 For as in one physical body we have many parts (organs, members) and all of these parts do not have the same function or use,

5 So we, numerous as we are, are one body in Christ (the Messiah) and individually we are parts one of another [mutually dependent on one another].

6 Having gifts (faculties, talents, qualities) that differ according to the grace given us, let us use them: [He whose gift is] prophecy, [let him prophesy] according to the proportion of his faith;

7 [He whose gift is] practical service, let him give himself to serving; he who teaches, to his teaching;

8 He who exhorts (encourages), to his exhortation; he who contributes, let him

prophesy] according to the proportion of his faith;

7 [He whose gift is] practical service, let him give himself to serving; he who teaches, to his teaching;

8 He who exhorts (encourages), to his exhortation; he who contributes, let him do it in simplicity and liberality; he who gives aid and superintends, with zeal and singleness of mind; he who does acts of mercy, with genuine cheerfulness and joyful eagerness.

9 [Let your] love be sincere (a real thing); hate what is evil [loathe all ungodliness, turn in horror from wickedness], but hold fast to that which is good. (AMP)

If you are an eye you will not understand the job of the hand but you can conceptualize it and concede with grace to the importance of that job as well as your own. No one position is more important than another, without one another we all suffer in an less effective excellent performance and function.    

Communication- How the body is connected together!

We need to understand how to interact with those who don’t see things the way we do. In what way, well I am glad you asked! First, check in with the Holy Spirit for guidance and when we speak our thoughts many times need to be structured communication, a logical format. Also observe your audience finding out who they are and how they take in information which It is like interpreting our thoughts and ideas into another language that they will understand. Visual emotionally impacting stories are a powerful tool for communication. We learn how to speak in learning logical brain terminology and culture to integrate into it.

You say why it is so important? communication and understanding are essential in all relationships/ activities. Why am I suggesting those who have a creative brain take the figurative bull by the horns to adapt our communication to those around us is because of our creative nature we are able to easily see other’s points of view. We just need the vocabulary and a more formal structure-and a whole lot of analogies and metaphors. Of course I am also saying that without the strength and guidance of the Holy Spirit it is near to impossible.

Why do I think God is prompting me to bring this up ?We read in the Bible He expects that an individual’s strengths, gifts and talents are to coordinate with others to complete tasks and work that need to done to establish His Kingdom on Earth and His promises kept for us to have a good life. The visual picture He uses is that are to work together like the human body.He gives us guidelines on how we can work  together  body even with very distinct and different approaches.

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