The last of my theme sketches...Consistency.
I have to admit, this one was a struggle for me. Consistency is also my #34, so I didn't think I could relate very well to this one. But this theme may have just tied up my whole idea of StrengthsFinder into a nice bow. Here's what I learned.
I learned that we are all imperfect people- with a creator that is 100% of each of these themes. How blessed are we to hold a small piece of God in each one of our lives. The ultimate, pure definition of each theme is Jesus. In Consistency, I saw the precision of the sun rising in the East and setting in the West each day...EVERY day. Without fail, the world is balanced in every way. We breathe in oxygen that energizes our body. That oxygen is sent to every cell, providing life. When we exhale, we release a poisonous gas called CO2. We can't live on it, but plants need it in order to produce the oxygen we create. It's these kind of critical balances that maintain life.
People who are especially talented in the Consistency theme are keenly aware of the need to treat people the same. They try to treat everyone in the world fairly by setting up clear rules and adhering to them. They are interested in the groups needs, and love rules and policies that promote predictability.
In a child, you may hear things like, "It's not fair." They will defend the underdog to promote equity.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., explained it when he spoke these words: "I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed, 'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.'"
"For he makes his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the righteous and on the unrighteous." James 2:1, 8-9
"For by the grace given me I say to everyone among you not to think of yourself more highly than you ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned." Romans 12:3
I hope you have enjoyed this journey through all 34 of the StrengthsFinder themes. I have found myself falling in love with each theme- yes, even my #34. I actually ended this journey so grateful for each of these wonderful gifts that God has given us.
Go ROCK YOUR STRENGTHS!