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Here's another look at Joseph!
Futuristic: People who are especially talented in the Futuristic theme are inspired by the future and what could be. They inspire others with their visions of the future.
Abraham was Joseph's great grandfather. His father was Jacob. Joseph was Jacob's favorite son out of the 12 boys.
One night Joseph had a dream. He was in a field with his brothers tying up bundles of grain-when all of a sudden Joseph's bundle stood up tall and his brother's bundles all bowed down to it.
I'm pretty sure he was exactly "inspiring others with his visions for the future" with that dream...not just yet!
He kept on dreaming, and had the ability to interpret dreams. He could have chosen to ignore his dreams...and in doing so, he would have killed a seed of talent given to him by God!
His dreams went on to inspire millions and millions of people throughout the ages. He is one of the most beloved Bible characters.Read more
Learner: People exceptionally talented in the Learner theme have a great desire to learn and want to continuously improve. The process of learning, rather than the outcome, excited them.
Learners have a constant desire to learn and improve. They are energized by the journey of learning new facts, the beginning of learning a new subject and mastering skills. (Although- they may become bored once they master something.)
Learning builds their confidence! Learners learn quickly and love to be on the cutting edge of that learning.
This is my #2 theme and I love having this one! I can relate to wanting to be a perpetual and lifelong learner. When someone talks about something new, I almost immediately want to learn more about it. This week I went to visit my great aunt, who has alzheimer's. Although most of her memory is gone, she was able to sing songs with perfect recall. It was fascinating to me. I came home and spent time online learning about memory and brain functions- especially as it relates to alzheimer's.
Those kinds of tangents are something Learners LOVE! Life goes in one direction, and leads you to a place of a new learning adventure!
As a teacher, I am constantly learning new things with my students. Their interests in various things have allowed me to dive into many various learning opportunities. It has also given me the opportunity to teach the things that I have learned. One of the natural outcomes for a learner is to teach.
Are you a Learner? How do you use this Strength in your teaching? What tangents have you been on lately that have led you to interesting places of new learning?
Rock Your Strengths!
Discipline: People exceptionally talented in the Discipline theme enjoy routing and structure. Their world is best described by the order they create.
Daniel was an Israeli captive that had been carted off to Babylon- probably somewhere in his middle school years. Imagine, a tween, and being taken from the family you love. But even as a young boy, he had a strong faith that sustained him as he grew in a society that was not conducive to God-fearing men and women.
When the king called for Daniel to be on the king's diet plan, Daniel refused. He kept to a strict and disciplined diet and would not eat the king's food. This proved to be a very wise choice, as Daniel and his three friends were much stronger and healthier because of it.
Daniel was a disciplined learner and had incredible amounts of wisdom and skill in all maths and sciences.
He was smart, young, handsome, had a good attitude, was highly regarded by the king ...and the high officials were jealous! They looked for grounds for complaint against Daniel, but found none. The only thing they found was that he had a strict routine in prayer and was focused on obeying the laws of God.
(You're in pretty good shape if that's all they have against you!)
The high officials solution? They created a law that said you could only worship King Darius...or be cast into the den of lions. Of course, that did not stop Daniel. He went straight to his house, where he had the windows open toward Jerusalem, and prayed three times a day "as he had done previously."
He was an example of what disciplined prayer should be. He persevered in spite of opposition, difficulty or inconvenience. He stuck to his routine, even when no one was watching.
How does your Discipline play out in your life? Are you routined even when those around you are not? How could a disciplined prayer life strengthen your spirit? What would happen if you found a routined time to pray each day, like Daniel?
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