...when joined together. We complete each other.
When she left this marriage because our personality differences, I was angry, upset and didn't know what to do. I made some attempts to change my personality (as if I could do it if I try hard enough) then quickly I learned that I couldn't. God opened my eyes and allowed me to understand my own personality - how I relate to things, how I feel, how I think, how I react, etc and let me learn our differences. The differences are to be appreciated and not attempted to be molded to be the same in ways we want ... After all, God created us in His image but also gave us uniqueness.
"Although our differences can frequently be the source of misunderstanding and conflict, they have been created by God and can be ongoing blessings if we respect them."
I once heard this saying - when happiness is shared it is doubled, when sadness is shared it is halved.
Remember you are on a path that Christ will mold you. And yes at times being humble is going to conflict with your personality.
A personality is something that is acquired over time over the span of our lives. And Christ will show you where you need to be humble. But you need to listen.
I still catch myself wanting to go back to old ways and habit's all the time. 42 years of doing things my way are not going to get changed in less then a year. But I can sit back and see a total change in the way I act and deal with things now.
God will help you with this if you just allow him to, but first it takes laying it at his feet.
And you have to admit. You are happier and a better person for it.
I am getting there Sean.... happiness is coming slowly but the better person is here.