Last week was way up on the list of stressful times. Months ago I committed to lead an evening Clifton StrengthsFinder session, before I knew just how crazy it would be, and was dreading heading back in to work. It turns out that session was just what I needed. It was sweet to get to spend time with some students I’d never met before BUT what really made the night great was the reminder that I love my job and it fits me well.
In case you’re curious, here are my talents/strengths:
I use the same binder from my initial training each time I facilitate a session. It’s been a year and a half since I wrote out “who I am through the strengths lens.” As I read my statement out loud as an example, it felt like an hallelujah moment. My job has changed since then, but the statement about who I am and where I thrive describes the work that I am currently doing perfectly. So much so that I kept going off on excited tangents about the projects I’m proud of throughout the session.
My work is not “ministry” in the traditional/spoken sense, but to show up every day and get to work on education/realization of human dignity when I believe so strongly that we all are created and loved by a good God is a gift.
And I’m thankful for the reminder.