All negative personality traits have a positive spin when they are placed in the redeeming hands of God. God sees the best in people from the time they are born. He is fully aware of the strengths people possess that have not been tapped into yet. Wouldn't it be great if we could see in others what God sees in them? We want to offer edification to others, seeing the best in them and allowing them to grow into who God is calling them to be. Allow yourself to take a moment to read over some of these negative personality traits I found, and the ways they can made positive under the leading of the Lord. . .
A person who is thought to be stubborn would also someone who would remind us to be persistent and persevere.
You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.
A person who is critical would teach us to practice discernment.
My son, preserve sound judgment and discernment, do not let them out of your sight;
A person who is thought to be bossy has potential to be a great leader.
Proverbs 11:14For lack of guidance a nation falls, but many advisers make victory sure.
A person who comes across as arrogant will not be as likely to shrink down when they are called to speak boldly for the Lord.
2 Corinthians 3:12A person who is controlling is usually decisive and has the ability to take the lead when a need presents itself.
Therefore, since we have such a hope, we are very bold.
Exodus 32: 34A person who is timid and fearful will usually exhibit caution, weighing situations and seeking wisdom before taking action.
Now go, lead the people to the place I spoke of, and my angel will go before you...
But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil.
A person who is blunt can deliver a steady directness, and a stay-the-course truthfulness.
Any negative trait you see in yourself, or in others, can be turned into a positive trait that can be used for glorifying God. We should practice discernment, continually seeking God's will in our lives. We should be laying down our strengths at His feet, giving Him permission to be at work in our lives, understanding that any good in us was put there by God to bring Him glory. Trust that God is at work in your life. Trust that God is also at work in the lives of those around you. He is in the business of fine-tuning and finishing the work he has started. God is patient with us as we develop our understanding of Him, and the more we understand about our creator the more we can understand about ourselves in relationship to our creator. Have an awesome day! God sees you right where you are at, He loves you, and wants GREAT things for you!