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Your Strengths

Decades of research has shown that when employees are given the opportunity to do what they do best every day, the effect on individual, team, and organizational performance is powerful. The problem is that most people aren’t able to accurately identify their own strengths and therefore can’t intentionally use them.

Let me help you become more effective, efficient, and engaged in your life!

Carol Anne McGuire

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It was a natural progression for me to think deeply about Gallup Strengths through the lens of my faith, and soon I recognized that the heroes of the Scriptures were operating in God-given Strengths!
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Get a little extra jolt of your Strength with a hot cup of Joe or contemplate resting in your Strength zone with a smooth cup of tea!
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Top 5 Strengths Illustrated Posters are suitable for framing in your office or home will remind you, your workmates, your clients just what you are good at!
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You know you are 'owning it' when you are wearing your Strengths! Check out the wearables that I have made to remind my clients of their Strengths.
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Positivity: David



Ps 103:1-5
Positivity: People who are especially talented in the Positivity theme have an enthusiasm that is contagious. They are upbeat and can get others excited about what they are going to do.
7 out of 10 people are dealing with depression but 10 out of 10 complain. It’s human because life doesn’t go the way we want it to go. There is always a set back. It could be the weather is not cooperating with our plans. All too often the ideal becomes an ordeal, so we complain.
Much of our complaining is internal in the form of negative thinking. If we could hear ourselves we would hear criticism, bad feelings, discouragement and a lack of this or that.
It’s a mental epidemic. We are constantly thinking, “I’m not out-going enough, I’m not much fun, I don’t dress right, I feel like a klutz, I’m an underachiever and I feel like a loser”
We are constantly comparing ourselves with others and we come up on the short end.
It’s only natural for us to be negative but it would be good if we could practice some possibility thinking.
David had his doubts and discouragements but seemed to always keep coming back with praise.
Psalm 103 gives us insight into David’s positivity.
The first thing David tells himself is Praise the Lord. “Bless the Lord oh my soul and all that is within me, bless His holy name!”
All that is within us means give God everything, our eyes, ears, mouth, heart, feet and included in everything would be our fears and concerns.
To help us David adds, “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits. . .”
And in case you don’t know His benefits David adds, “Who forgives all your iniquities,,,”
If we ever needed mercy we know about His benefits. If we ever needed to be forgiven we know His benefits. If we ever needed His protection we know about His benefits.
Years ago an enterprising man created and manufactured,
“Disposable Guilt Bags” He planned on selling them by the dozen.
Each bag came with instructions. “Take the bag and blow into it your guilt, then tie it up and put it in the trash.”
What a marketing scheme!
When those Guilt Bags went on the market he sold 2500 dozen in the first hour!
Why is guilt such a problem? Because we are guilty!
But God forgives us our iniquities so we can praise the Lord and be positive about that.
Verse 3 “and heals all your diseases”
I remember my Dad walking into the wrong hospital room to visit a parishioner. When he stepped into the room there was a lady in bed and since he was there he told her he was a minister and asked if she would like him to pray for her. She said, “No I don’t believe in God!” He was embarrassed, said, “Ok” and “God bless you” and left the room. The person visiting her ran out after my and said this, “Father [she thought he was a priest] that lady you wanted to pray with came into the hospital crying, “Oh God help me, Oh God help me."
We need a God who heals us.
David had a positive outlook in life even though he sometimes was discouraged. He knew His God was a healer and for that he gave thanks.
He also knew God rescued him from imminent harm on many occasions.
vs 4 “Who redeems your life from destruction” [the pit].
The enemy is out to destroy us and God is there to protect us. Since God inhabits the praises of His people it is a good idea if you want His protection to practice praising Him.
vs 4 ". . . who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies. . .”
If He has crowned us with lovingkindness than you are deputized to go out and show lovingkindness.
“By this shall all know you are my disciples because you love one another.”
People need to see the crown of lovingkindness. If they see it we won’t have to tell them we are Christians. They’ll know it because they can see it.
One other point.
vs 5 David said God would renew us like eagles.
Eagles get fresh feathers every year to keep them in flying condition.
God is not partial to eagles.
God will renew us too.

Jesus is the ultimate positivity
Bring Him ashes He gives you beauty
Bring Him sorrow He will turn your mourning into dancing
Bring Him strife He will give you peace
Bring Him tears He will give you joy
You want to see positivity?
Go to the garden tomb on Easter Sunday morning. "Up from the grave He arose with a mighty triumph o’er His foes. He arose the victor from the dark domain and He lives forever with the saints to reign. . .”
You want to see positivity?
“For the Lord Himself will descend with a shout, with the voice of an archangel and with the trump of God and the dead in Christ will rise first, then we are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. . .”
We have every reason to be positive.