Rock Your Strengths

Gallup Strength Speaker, Coach,
Book Author & Artistan

Rock

 

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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Job - Connectedness

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.

People with the talent of Connectedness have faith in the links among all things. They believe there are few coincidences and that almost every event has meaning.

Job was a righteous man and was blessed by God. Job believed he was blessed because he was upright and God fearing. Even Satan believed God hedged Job about because he was a good man.

But what happens when bad times come to a blessed man? How would he react? What would he do? Would he blame God? That is the story of Job.

God allowed Satan to remove Job’s blessings to see if Job would curse God.

He lost his possessions, his children and his health leaving Job confused and wondering why.

Job’s reaction was, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb. And naked shall I return there. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; Blessed be the name of the Lord.”

What happens when we are confused with events in our lives?

How will we react to reversals?

Job worshipped the Lord but then went into a deep depression because he could not understand what was going on.

Job thought if he could only present his case to God he could find out why he was facing tragedy. But God did not give him an audience. In fact God gave him silence and to make matters worse Job’s friends show up to give him their explanations and theology.

Job’s friends try to connect the dots for Job. He was being punished by God because of some sin he committed. They even thought of sins he probably committed. Imagine having to dream up sins to fit their theology? They believed a righteous God would never allow a good person to face such calamity. So they put the blame on Job.

The question of why the righteous suffer is never answered in the book of Job. But Job’s persistence in believing comes across loud and clear. He said, “Though God slay me yet will I trust Him.”

He said, “I know my Redeemer lives.”

He said, “I can’t see Him but I know He knows where I am and when I am tested I shall come forth as pure gold.”

We have to admire Job’s faith in the face of such adversity.

Job makes these affirmations of faith not after his victory but in the heat of his struggle and confusion.

Job finally had his chance to present his case to God but was not expecting the reply God gave. God does not answer Job’s question of “why” but shows him “Who” He is.

That revelation was enough to bring Job to his knees in humble repentance. In the end God connects the dots for Job. Job was restored and blessed 10 fold.

Jesus is the ultimate in connectedness.

On the cross He reached out to man with one hand and with the other hand grabbed the Father’s hand and brought them together. Our sins and God’s love connected by mercy and grace.