THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A PERSONALITY AND AN ORDINARY MAN.
As we move forward I would like to give you my understating of who a personality is. What differentiates a personality from an ordinary man? I would agree that my use of the word personality might be in contrast to how the word is popularly used today. For the purpose of a better understanding for my readers so as to be on the same page, let me share with you my understanding of the word personality
Personality – This is a person who has abandoned the mundane lifestyle of mere mortals. Someone who has gone beyond the concerns for his daily bread and personal survival. Someone who now lives for something of a higher cause. Someone that wants to make a difference in his world, environment and generation.
Furthermore, we can describe a personality as a person or an individual, who has successfully formed in himself qualities that now make him to be looked upon as a deliverer of some sort.
More so, my use of the word personality, is an attempt to put into use a modern vocabulary to describe an old truth. The truth I am seeking to describe through the word personality is as old as the planet itself. Its root could be traced to the heart of God.
For it’s clear that God does not just want man to be a vegetable, that simply exist today and disappears tomorrow. His plans are more grandiose than that. They involve the man managing the earth for him. So, for anyone of us to fully fulfill the destiny for which we have been created, we really don’t have a choice than to become a personality.
“Jesus did not die on the cross just so we could live comfortable, well-adjusted lives. His purpose is far deeper: He wants to make us like himself before he takes us to heaven. This is our greatest privilege, our immediate responsibility, and our ultimate destiny.” – Rick Warren
It is simple, we simply have to line up our lives with Gods understanding about us. We have to comply with his expectations. If he sees us as rulers upon the earth, why not? Let’s go for it. You know ruling upon the earth in Gods mind is not about bullying other human beings, no! In Genesis 1:26, when he says for man to rule and manage the earth, he did not include ruling over other men in the list that was given. We are made to all rule over the creation, but not over each other.
Unfortunately however, since some men are too lazy to mature themselves from man to personality, until they grow till maturity, they have to be managed. This is where the role of leadership comes in. A true leader, would not take joy simply in the fact that he rules or dominates other people. His joy and excitement would be that he helps other mortals, to come to a full realization and fulfilment of who they are meant to be.
To be continued tomorrow with the following points:
- The way God intends for man to look at himself
- What is man that you are mindful of him?
FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, CHURCH AND NATION