If you look up the definition of personality it means the combination of qualities that form an individual's distinctive character, patterns of behavior, thoughts, and feelings. Your style, selection of music, whether you like pickles or not, to how you love, even how you make love. If you like snow, rain, and to your favorite color are all incorporated in your personality.
"If you're always trying to be 'normal' you will never know how amazing you are" -Maya Angelou
In today’s society a huge lie is being told that there is only one way to live and if you’re going against it then you can’t be accepted. In a world where social media is so huge and the battle of comparison is constant. Zarkpa’s is all about originality, we believe building self esteem by helping one become aware of oneself through spirituality. We’ll discuss what lies society tries to force people to believe. Then what the bible says about personality. To how your personality plays a role in your life journey and ultimately help shapes your destiny.
How Society Identifies Us
- Social Media
- Social status
- Geographical locations
- Economic backgrounds
Society now a day spoon feeds it's lies to the masses through many platforms. Whether its's social media, television, radio or books. Telling you that you must have a certain body type, dress a certain way, must drive a certain car and have a certain social status. If you're not happy with who you are as a person you can get lost in all that sauce.
"He who loves the vase also loves what is inside"- African Proverb
What the Bible says
"Genesis 1:27; So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them."
As believers, we do not find our identity in something, but rather we find our identity in God. For example take the story of Moses when he ran away from Egypt; (Exodus 3:1-4:14)
In one day Moses went from being the prince of Egypt to a fugitive. Why? He was made for more but because he did not know who he was, his actions started to define him until that day when he had the encounter with God in the form of the burning bush. In order to understand who we are, we will have to exhaust all our abilities, smarts, and self-sufficiency and face God to find out the truth about our identity.
"If we take our meaning in life from our family, our work, a cause, or some achievement other than God they enslave us" - Tim Keller
Only the Creator of a product can tell you about that product because it was made by them. So in order to find out who you really are, you will have to spend time with God who made you. God knew you before you were even thought of. So why not pray to the Creator and sit there a while and ask Him about you.
Your Life Your Destiny
When you're in tune with the creator you become in tune with yourself. You begin to realize that all the things you're passionate about are for a purpose. You begin to change for the better. This is called soul cleansing, you start forgiving yourself slowly for past mistakes. Change starts from within then makes an outward apperance.
Once you find out what you like and what puts fire to your soul, pursue it wholeheartly. God doesn't care about how big your bank account is but how big your faith is. He will take you places you never even imangined. He will open doors that you never even knew existed. Pray to the Creator ask for wisdom, guidance and who you are. Being you is the greatest and easiest thing to do on earth. God speed to all;
(Psalms 139:14) "I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well."
With Love, Zarkpa's Team