Days 11 & 12: Love Says What’s On His Mind


Have you ever taken a Myers Briggs test? Do you know about it?

Myers Briggs is a series of random questions used to determine more details about your specific personality type. Brent and I have taken it a few times with our staff team for Campus Crusade. It is helpful insight for knowing your teammates’ way of thinking, feeling and operation.

I have personally found it especially helpful for understanding my own husband’s way of thinking, feeling and operation. {smile}

What I have come to understand about Brent is that he is what’s called an introverted feeler. This means that Brent may have very endearing emotions and thoughts about those he loves, he just doesn’t express them in words.

For example, Brent might be having the best time of his life on vacation, but by looking at him one might think he is only having a “nice time”.

I, on the other hand, am an extroverted feeler. You know how I am feeling the second I am feeling it. If I love you, you know it. If I am struggling, you know it. If I am having a great time, you know it.

For years, it bothered me that Brent was not more expressive with his emotions toward me. But I have come to realize Brent is very reflective. He and I have similar emotions about our marriage, our children, the Lord, etc, but Brent thinks on them, and I talk about them.

God loves us every way imaginable. Myers Briggs can not contain God’s expression of love. He is an extroverted feeler and an introverted feeler. He thinks on us. And He expresses His great love for us with words and actions.

God reflects…

How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them! If I would count them, that are more than the sand! Psalm 139:17-18

And He tells us what He is thinking…

“I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have continued my faithfulness to you.” Jeremiah 31:3

He loves you through and through. Isn’t it amazing to know that you are God’s livelihood? His day is consumed with love for you!

Day 11 & 12: Love Says What’s On His Mind

This weekend, let us reflect on those we love…and then tell them about it. Today let’s be an introverted feeler. Reflect on your spouse, children, friends and family. How do they bless your life? What do you enjoy about them? What makes you laugh? What endearing words come to mind? Reflect reflect…

Then tomorrow, let’s be extroverted feelers and tell them! Express with words, either written or verbally, what you have been thinking. Explain those sweet thoughts. The introverted feeler’s may not love this exercise, but oh, it will be a blessing!

Which do you think you are? An introverted feeler or an extroverted feeler?

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