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Gentle and Quiet Spirit?? (also a rant)

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happyitsestie

happyitsestie

Hey guys so lately I’ve been reading the bible and in Titus 2:3-5 and I’m wondering what having a gentle and quiet spirit truly means… I’ve also been wondering if it’s possible to never truly be in one category when it comes to personalities.I had always been a loud and boisterous person as a child, but I always said things I shouldn’t have and I wasn’t really a good christian if you know what I mean(swearing etc.). Growing up however, I started to mellow out but I was unbearingly shy. I avoided a lot of mean comments but I felt like I should speak up more., I remember going through a lot in my early teenage years and after many failed friendships, some fake, some said I was too annoying and etc. I started to hang out with different groups of people for fear of flying solo and being alone. You see I was always that girl going from group to group never fitting in anywhere. Anyways, now I feel like I’m at a happy medium and I’m pretty confident with girls,but I’m so nervous around guys. I mean at my church guys and girls can talk to each other but they’re usually pretty separated and at school I feel at odds when I talk to a guy I don’t know really well. And to make matters worse my worship team has all guys and at least maybe one other girl sometimes. I find myself comparing to her because she’s always confident around them whereas I’m pretty shy. I also want to know if being shy is ok, I mean our society makes it look like such a bad thing. The cool ones are always the loud ones… anyways if you read all of this you should get a medal! But ya can ya’ll help me out here? Currently I’m a confident,quiet person who can be funny and loud sometimes (around girls but not guys I don’t know too well)

April 21, 2015 at 18:38
pinkopal100

pinkopal100

Having a gentle and quite spirit, hmm. I think a good way to look at that is to look at the blessed mother and her example of still being a holy and feminine yet brave and strong woman is the perfect example of a gentle and quit spirit. 🙂 There is nothing wrong with being shy! When we are growing up are personalities haven’t completely formed, so that may be why you’ve felt like you were switching “categories”. It’s true we need to watch what we say, but don’t be afraid to say what you think either. About being shy around guys, that’s a typical high school thing a lot of guys are shy around girls as well. The thing to remember is they are just people too. Just be yourself and the more you talk to guys like regular people the easier it will become! 🙂 You seem to be wondering about personality, something that really helped me was Myers Briggs personality typology. It has 16 types and if you want to look into it here is a link: http://www.16personalities.com I highly recommend it!

May 13, 2015 at 11:36
AdventureGirl

AdventureGirl

Do you mean 1 Peter 3:4?

It doesn’t say you need to have a quiet mouth or a quiet personality. Your spirit, mouth and personality are quite different 🙂

In this verse, the word “quiet” means rested or peaceful. It’s really hard to be happy or focused or get anything done when your mind and emotions are wildly jumping from one feeling and thought to another. As a matter of fact, I find I’m the most talkative, and yes maybe loud, when my mind and spirit is rested and free from disturbance. As in, when I’m not overthinking or anxious about anything.

As far as gentle goes, Jesus described himself as gentle, yet he was also forceful, brave, focused, and not always very nice. (He called some Pharisees “Sons of Hell” among other things) So being gentle doesn’t mean you’re a doormat, it just means you are kind I guess.

I like the amplified Bible’s translation of the verse:

“But let it be the inward adorning and beauty of the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible and unfading charm of a gentle and peaceful spirit, which [is not anxious or wrought up, but] is very precious in the sight of God.”

~1 Peter 3:4

Good question!

May 22, 2015 at 12:00
AdventureGirl

AdventureGirl

Pink~ I love the Myers-Briggs personality quiz! I’m an ENFP 😉 What are you?

May 22, 2015 at 12:02
happyitsestie

happyitsestie

hey guys thanks soo much for your advice 🙂 and ive learnt so much about myself through the myers briggs personality test.. turns out im an INFJ and there’s not very many of us in the world which explains why ive felt like ive never “fit” into any category.. thanks again! 🙂 – @adventuregirl so are you really an independent person? lol

May 23, 2015 at 17:54
AdventureGirl

AdventureGirl

Haha yes, I am a people person, but also pretty independent (I think! lol) Read this article, it pretty much explains my life xD

http://thoughtcatalog.com/heidi-priebe/2014/09/25-struggles-only-enfps-will-understand/

May 24, 2015 at 11:19
AdventureGirl

AdventureGirl

http://thoughtcatalog.com/koty-neelis/2014/08/13-signs-youre-a-classic-infj/

Is this you? 🙂

Also, isn’t it crazy how accurate the test is?!

May 24, 2015 at 11:21
happyitsestie

happyitsestie

it is SOO accurate! kind of creepy actually… but ya that article was me to a tee except for a few points but it was mostly me! thanks soo much for all the advice though it really really helped me 🙂

May 28, 2015 at 19:31
AdventureGirl

AdventureGirl

Oh you’re so welcome! When I read that verse for the first time it freaked me out lol, so I did some research on it 🙂

May 29, 2015 at 13:34
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