Another laugh-out-loud image for me. If you are not familiar with the Enneagram then I encourage you to Google it and check it out. The Enneagram is a system of personality typing that describes patterns in how people interpret the world and manage their emotions. I’m an 8 which is a Challenger. To those that know me, I see you laughing, smiling, and nodding.
In 2008 I learned about the Enneagram and took the test based on my shrink’s advice. I’ve received their daily emails since and I’ve referred to their books for years. Once you know what someone’s personality type is and how they view the world and handle their emotions, it makes it so much easier to understand them and communicate with them. I’ve been intrigued with the accuracy of the test and how it precisely works consistently.
Back in January, I received an email from the Enneagram institute regarding classes for what they call cohorts. The classes are relatively expensive for me and although I’ve been encouraged by my shrink for years to get more involved with this organization, especially since they are just right down the road from me, I’ve shrugged it off for years. But this one particular morning I felt I needed to communicate with them regarding their classes and so I did.
For a couple of months, I did not hear back from them. Every single day I looked for their email and every single day I prayed that they would respond as I had hoped and prayed. Then one Saturday morning in March I received an email from them. The email started by saying “I’m sorry…” my heart dropped and my stomach felt sick but the sorry was apologizing for the delay in responding.
As I continued to read it said, “We’d like to offer you a full scholarship for our Fall 2022 cohort if you can make that work with your schedule.” I do not have the words to communicate my emotion at this moment. I cried tears of joy for 30 minutes and said “thank ya Jesus” a hundred times. That is no exaggeration! I’m so excited to teach this starting this fall.
When I tell you that prayer works, it’s God’s timing and all that is supposed to happen will come, do not take that statement with a grain of salt. Never give up on your dreams, goals, and desires. Faith, believing, and trusting will bring you through and to things that you cannot comprehend. Keep on keeping on!