If you got mostly A’s you are...Jacob (Genesis 25-32)
Genesis 32:28 CEVThe man said, “Your name will no longer be Jacob. You have wrestled with God and with men, and you have won. That’s why your name will be Israel.”
Without God: Deceptive, selfish, manipulative
With God: Courageous, spiritual, fighter
Without God, Jacob chose to be deceitful about who he was, what he wanted, and what he thought. He was self-centered and manipulated his parents so he could get his way. He avoided conflict and ran from his problems. But even though Jacob was good at avoiding conflict, he still ended up hurting a lot of the relationships in his life. If you are like Jacob, you may have a hard time being honest and connecting in relationships on a deeper level. Maybe you feel like it’s impossible to be yourself.But with God, Jacob became a fighter. Because he wrestled with God, he became someone who didn’t let his fear of conflict stop him from working to make his relationships with both God and people right. He went from being fake and hidden to having a real and personal friendship with God, and became deeply attached in his relationships with his family and friends.
Character Similar to Jacob:Hannah (1 Samuel 1-2) - kept a lot inside, but once she chose to be honest with God actually go what she wantedFurther Reading:1 John - truth and honesty are a good thing, and are the key to having real relationship and loving people
If you got mostly B’s you are...Ruth (Book of Ruth)
Ruth 1:16,18 NLTBut Ruth replied, “Don’t ask me to leave you and turn back. Wherever you go, I will go; wherever you live, I will live. Your people will be my people, and your God will be my God.  When Naomi saw that Ruth was determined to go with her, she said nothing more.
Without God: Feel unimportant, unseen, heartbrokenWith God: Respected, loved, faithful
If she hadn’t had faith, someone in Ruth’s position would likely have felt forgotten, unimportant, and unseen. She was a widow and a foreigner, which in her society gave her a very low social status. She had endured pain and heartbreak most people her age would never face.
You may feel like you are unimportant and unseen, and that other people’s lives and needs are more important in yours. You may have a hard time believing God has a great plan for your life, or that he cares what happens to you. Because she chose to get to know God and his plan, Ruth became respected and kind, the best friend anyone could ever hope for. God healed the pain in her heart and gave her incredible blessings beyond anything she could have imagined for herself. She is an incredible example of a loyal and selfless friend. She went from someone considered small and unimportant to having faith that changed generations to come.
Characters Similar to Ruth:Gideon - (Judges 6-7) - He felt like the least important person in his family, but God chose him and made him a mighty warrior.Elijah (1 Kings 19) - it’s okay to express what you feel about your pain, God listens and caresFurther Reading:2 Corinthians - God can help us handle and endure pain with faith
If you got mostly C’s you are...Esther (Book of Esther)
Esther 4:14b NLT...Who knows if perhaps you were made queen for just such a time as this?”
Without God: fearful, self-focused, compliant With God: Courageous, selfless, leader
By nature, Esther was cautious and fearful. She didn’t have a typical family - she had lost her parents and was adopted by her cousin. She was afraid to take risks, which almost led her to say no to God’s purpose for her life. But she decided to trust God and her courage saved the lives of the entire Jewish people.
If you’re like Esther, you might get afraid to take risks, and this may lead you to think more about yourself and what you feel than what your friends may need from you. But, like Esther, God has you where you are for a reason. Regardless of what you might be afraid of, you are meant to help other people because of who you are! With God, Esther became someone who was a leader with strong convictions and a willingness to take risks. She was willing to listen to and learn from the people around her, and her selfless and courageous leadership led to thousands of lives being saved.
Character Similar to Esther:Moses (Exodus 3-4) - also adopted, Moses had a fear of not fitting in and didn’t think he was capable of leading. But ended up becoming one of the greatest leaders of the BibleFurther Reading:Ephesians - God chose you specifically for a great purpose
If you got mostly D’s you are...Peter (Book of Luke and Acts)
Luke 5:8,10b NLTWhen Simon Peter realized what had happened, he fell to his knees before Jesus and said, “Oh, Lord, please leave me—I’m such a sinful man.”  ...Jesus replied to Simon, “Don’t be afraid! From now on you’ll be fishing for people!”
Without God: Emotional, impulsive, felt sinful a lot, wanted to be liked With God: bold, confident, passionate.
When Peter first met Jesus, he was overly emotional and impulsive. He said the wrong thing a lot and felt like he was too sinful to be around Jesus. He made a lot of mistakes. He chose the easy road over standing up for Jesus and was prone to wanting people to like him. If you’re like Peter, you may feel like you can’t be a good Christian and you may be tempted to choose an easier road.
But when he got close to God, Peter became a humble, grateful, and confident leader. He became an example of strong faith and his story has changed more lives than anyone can count. Just like Peter, God knows your strengths, weaknesses, and even your greatest sins - and he chose you for an incredible purpose too.
Character Similar to Peter:
David (1 Samuel 16-31) - like Peter, David was emotional and impulsive. He had a lot of sin, but had the heart to keep going back to God, and this made him a great leader
Further Reading:Philippians - you can use the emotions you have to help you love God and people, and learn that putting God first helps you achieve the future/purpose you want
If you got mostly E’s you are...Paul (Acts 9)
1 Corinthians 15:9-10 TPTYes, I am the most insignificant of all the apostles, unworthy even to be called an apostle, because I hunted down believers and persecuted God’s church.  But God’s amazing grace has made me who I am! And his grace to me was not fruitless. In fact, I worked harder than all the rest, yet not in my own strength but God’s, for his empowering grace is poured out upon me.
Without God: Proud, religious, rule-followerWith God: Grateful, bold, life-changer
Before he got to know God, Paul was a religious rule-follower. He was bold, confident, and intellectual - but he was so bold, confident, and intellectual that he missed God. His pride blinded him. He became consumed with following rules and criticized and condemned any who didn’t follow rules like he did.
Getting to know God made Paul self-aware. Instead of being obsessed with rules, he became internally secure and confident with God. He was still bold, confident, and intellectual, but these became gifts that helped him change lives for the better instead of the worse. Because he got to know himself and embraced his own weaknesses and sins, he was able to help other people do the same. He was a strong and courageous leader, unafraid of what people thought of him. His leadership, service, and example made incredible impact in his time and today.
Character Similar to Paul:Deborah (Judges 4-5) - Deborah was another bold and confident leader. She didn’t feel the need to be front and center, but led through example and passion to help people fight. She helped other people see their potential to lead tooFurther Reading:Galatians - Paul wrote this book about the dangers of being obsessed with rules and people-pleasing. What really matters is a personal and real relationship with God