You've wrestled. You've discussed. You've discovered your core values. You may have also discovered that living from your values is associated with pain, disappointment, heartache, fear and shame. Here's a few examples:
You value being in control and bringing order out of chaos but, you've been told that you're too much, too bossy and too controlling.
You value recognition & appreciation. You love to know that what you are doing is making a positive impact on the people around you but, you've been told that you're needy and insecure.
You value being persuasive, you want to make an impact with your words but, you've been told you exaggerate, you're dishonest and/or talk too much.
You value goal achievement but, you've been told that you're too driven, unfriendly and that all you care about is tasks.
I believe that God designed us on purpose for a purpose. I also believe that we have an enemy that wants to destroy us and make us as unproductive and unhappy as possible. John 10:10 says "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." When we talk about values and wounding this is what I always think of. I would encourage you to talk to someone about the woundings you have discovered and your fears about living from your design and values. Community is vital to our growth and self development! We were wounded by unsafe people and can be healed, validated and encouraged in community with safe people. I would also encourage you to talk with God about your discoveries. After all he came to give us a full life!
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Until next time...
Live out your design, purpose and passion!