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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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Jonah - WOO

In Strengths Finder “Woo” is the kind of person who enjoys meeting and winning over new others. Woo is the person who derives satisfaction breaking the ice and making a connection with another person.

Jonah was very successful as a prophet among the children of Israel. He declared prosperity and lived in the adulation of his peers.
But God had one more assignment for Jonah. He was to go to Nineveh and declare God’s judgment. The message was simple, “In 40 days God will judge this city.”
Jonah said, “No way” and booked passage in the opposite direction. God said, “That is the wrong way” and sent a storm and a great fish to change his direction.
In the belly of a fish Jonah begged God for mercy and received it. It’s one thing to receive it and another to give it.
Jonah was given another chance and went to Nineveh preaching judgment. But Jonah wasn’t ready for the revival that broke out. The people repented and God saw their sorrow and instead of judgment God gave them mercy. Jonah led the largest mass conversion that the world has ever seen since that time till now!
But this angered Jonah who was used to having his prophecies come to pass. After preaching judgment forty days God was showing mercy and grace.
If being a “Woo” means reaching other people then God must be the ultimate “Woo”. He used Jonah as a tool to reach out to the Assyrians. Jonah was shocked to discover, “God so loved the Assyrians that He sent His prophet to reach them with mercy.”
Jonah 3:10
God noticed their works [repentance] and rewarded them. Their works did not save them but proved their heart was in the right place.
Our works will not save us but it certainly reveals our heart condition. The truth is, “Where our heart is works will follow.”
We generally think Jonah did not want to preach to the people of Nineveh because they were wicked and terrorists. But the truth is Jonah had a premonition that God would forgive them and that is why he was reluctant to go.
Jonah was right and became angry when God told him he would be merciful to the city.
He was about to learn a valuable lesson. One that we need to learn also.
In anger Jonah left the city of Nineveh, climbed a hill, and hoped that maybe God would still destroy the city. He waited and watched in vain.
To protect him from the burning heat God allowed a plant to grow up that gave Jonah some shade.
And while Jonah was thankful for the shade God allowed a worm to consume the plant exposing Jonah to the heat wave. Jonah becomes angry and God used that situation to teach Jonah something about His mercy.
If Jonah could have pity on a plant that gave him shade from the sun how much more wouldn’t God have pity on people who repented?
The good news is God is merciful to those willing to repent and turn from their wicked ways. He is ready to forgive and restore.
Today if you should hear God calling you to repentance don’t neglect His call.
God’s mercy rewrote Nineveh’s history and His mercy is ready to rewrite your history.
The wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Today is a perfect day to turn your heart toward God.
Song: “Just as I am"
Come today just as you are. He is ready to restore what the canker worm has destroyed.