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"Genes don’t have to be a life sentence."

A thought by Leonard Sweet, (2012-02-01) from his book, 11: Indispensable Relationships You Can’t Be Without (Kindle Location 1035). David C. Cook. Kindle Edition.
It’s in my genes is an excuse that many people use about not changing a certain personality or character trait in themselves.Now David did say in the Psalms that “In sin did my mother conceive me” but that isn’t where it stopped.Jesus came to earth and died for us so that can be taken care of and also the many personality and character bents within us.
But there are some things that can’t be changed.I have to accept the fact that I am going to be short.That was handed to me but the fact that I have a tendency to be heavy just means I have to work harder at losing weight.I can’t use it’s in my genes as an excuse.
Now somewhere in my background I was handed the trait to be moody. It was a pain through many of my years but by the grace of God and a lot of maturing I don’t have to any more accept that trait as a daily happening.I …

“It is hard for us to have a correct valuation of our own strengths and best assets.”

A thought by Leonard Sweet (2012-02-01) from his book, 11: Indispensable Relationships You Can’t Be Without(Kindle Locations 651-652). David C. Cook. Kindle Edition.

That is really true.I appreciate what Leonard Sweet is saying here.We need other people to give us a correct assessment of our own strengths and best assets.This has been what I have prided myself in, the fact that I really knew me and didn’t need other people but that came from what I think was a protecting of myself from differing opinions.This wasn’t what God really had in mind for me in realizing my full potential in Him.
I love the self-assessment tests that we can use in our important search for who we are. I have used a number of them.Have you ever taken the test in the back of StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath and then read it with the results in hand?It is such a valuable tool in this area.  It is someone else who helps in the correct valuation of your own strengths and your own best assests, but it is only the beg…