Romans 12:6-9 lists 7 traits that I have never really paid much attention to. Until now…
Awhile back we did a little “personality test” using the Meyers-Briggs system. This was OK, but definately left much to be desired. I have been baffled by my own tendencies, not understanding how I have been made by the LORD to operate. Some things really turn my crank, other things really shut me down.
I was introduced to this series on the 7 redemptive gifts by a man named Arthur Burk with Plumbline Ministries. It has transformed my life! I don’t mean that lightly. I understand myself better and understand my wife better. I know how it is she has been made by God to operate and I know how I have been made by the LORD to operate.
The 7 redemptive personalities, in order of mention, are:
These are different than the 9 “manifestation” gifts of 1 Corinthians 12:4-14 (Word of Wisdom, Word of Knowledge, Faith, Healings, Working of miracles, Prophecy, Discernment of spirits, speaking in tongues, interpretation of tongues) and different than the 5 “office” gifts of Ephesians 4:11 (Apostle, Prophet, Evangelists, Pastors, Teachers).
Arthur puts it like this: Take John the apostle, operates in the office gift of apostle, the manifestation gift of prophecy and the redemptive gift of mercy. Confused yet? Just give it some time. It’s worth it.
Highly recommended to one and to all.