A dear friend A. recommend this fabulous book called Vessels & Flowers by Sally Pickard and Brenda Dulmage. I am so glad that I ordered it. It is a book about personality types as a Christian woman. It is a GREAT book. It place us, as women, in one of 5 vessels, which describe our temperament and one in seven flowers which describes our function. I went into this journey of the book hoping to be a basket but realized that I was a vase. A vase of tulips. Thank you Lord.
Words describing the vase: takes charge, determined, enterprising, firm, bold, decisive, logical, impatient, strong-willed, demanding, arrogant, calculating, powerful and insensitive.
I was laughing out loud when reading the chapter because it was right on. I have accepted my vessel. It then goes on to talk about each vessel as a: mother, wife, young adult, child and the challenges of each as well as the strengths.
-her control and strength gives others confidence in her, a confidence that she knows what she is doing
-she expects others to reach her standards
-if you seek advice from a Vase she will tell you exactly what she thinks (hehe)
-good decision maker
-if she feels a responsibility toward you, she will protect you to the end
-her forceful movement toward her goal means those who get in her way get “steam-rolled” (sorry. gotta getter done)
-knows where she is going and plans on paying the price to get there
-is well equipped to protect her husband and he can depend on her to “steam roll” others who try to undermine his authority
-is not afraid of pressure or confrontation
It then gives each vessel a verse. My verse:
“She is clothed with strength and dignity. She can laugh at the days to come.”-Proverbs 31:25
Then the goes into your function. They use a flower to describe this. There are seven flowers and I am a tulip. A tulip is a leader. It says that the tulip, “is usually the first flower to come up in the Spring and when she does, she seems to be saying, “come on ladies. Let’s get going!””
I am a tulip.
More things about a tulip:
-it is hard for her not to take control
-she likes to get up and get going early with a lot of enthusiasm
-enjoys making decisions, loves completing a task,
-doesn’t do well when a project gets all bogged down with disorganization or people problems
-takes responsibility and organizes what her husband puts in her charge
-if her husband takes charge she will follow him, but if he doesn’t, she is compelled to take over
-as a mother, she has a vision for her family and her children
-she builds her children’s character as she leads toward her vision
“You can tell the Tulip is a Leader when people naturally follow her”
I have learned so much about myself these 2 days while reading this book. I have learned the freedom in walking in who God has made me and how to bring my personality under the Lordship of Jesus. I have also learned to allow others to be who God has made them and how together we can make a beautiful bouquet. I recommend it to you. You better get it. wait a minute here…i am learning NOT to steam roll you into doing things… Feel free to order the book if your heart so choses. 🙂