Can I Please Be Bionic?

When I was in upper-elementary school, I wanted to be the Bionic Woman.

Seriously, I wanted to BE HER.
I wanted to be her so badly, I tormented my poor mama with my insatiable longings. One morning, as I was dramatically draped over her bed (that she was trying to make-up, by the way), pining away about my longings for dramatic strength; she stopped, put her hands on her hips and asked me in a voice louder than usual, “Fine! Do we need to cut off your arms and legs and replace them with bionic ones?!”
With wide eyes, I lifted off her bed and quickly left her room.
In my deepest soul, though, all I really wanted was to be strong.
In reality, I was skinny and small.

Going even deeper…I wanted courage. I wanted to feel brave. Because I was far from brave. I’d rather hang out with the baby pigs on our farm, because, frankly, I was afraid of people. I was picked on in school, I didn’t know how to stick up for myself; and I hated the fact that I needed to.
Anyone know what I’m talking about? Did or do any of you secretly wish you were a certain superhero?
What if I told you, you DO have special powers? That they are hidden inside you?
YOU have personality traits that are stronger than others.
YOU have superpowers.

Once upon a time there were a mother and daughter who had the power to see there were superpowers among us. Their names were Katharine Briggs and Isabel Briggs-Meyers. They were not the only ones with this belief, but they dedicated their lives to help people find their personality types. These specific types come with a set of strengths. Or, what I like to call: Superpowers.

Also, about 3000 years ago, a gifted Israeli shepherd wrote a song to God, with these lyrics:
“Thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise Thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are Thy works…My substance was not hid from Thee, when I was made in secret…” (Psalm 139 KJV)

Know this:
YOU were very carefully crafted.
With love.
With wonder.
With power.
On purpose.
I think that’s super-good news.
And we don’t even have to be whisked away to some creepy lab to get the installation.

Next week: We’re going to get into the biological science behind our personalities.

With love,


2 responses to “Can I Please Be Bionic?”

  1. Laura Hoover

    Love this! I had no idea you felt this way. That you felt alone. Funny how that is. We all think we are alone and no one likes us-where in reality, if we would just be ourselves and open up we find others feel the same way (yes, even the popular kids). I too, didn’t think that anyone liked me or that I was cool enough. Seriously, I think we are all in the same boat. As we get older we do find our own little tribe that accepts us for who we are and we also become more accepting of others. Thanks for the reminder that we are all fearfully and wonderfully made 😀

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    1. Hi Laura! Thanks for your comment! I appreciate you stopping by here. 🙂 You are so right and that is part of my endeavor: to raise that awareness that you eloquently described. I’m proud to belong to your tribe. 🙂


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