Week 13 Day 1
Finding God in the Mysteries of every day
Ephesians 2:10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
There are definite personality types in the Bible stories. It does seem rather ludicrous when you think about it to presume that there exists only one homogeneous “Christian personality” I believe that since we acknowledge the omniscience of God that we must then accept the fact that He has the capacity to communicate with His creatures in every way from the “thunderous voice on high” (Habakkuk, Job) to the “still small voice” Elijah) that whispers in our hearts. That being said, why then do we not embrace the idea that not two people are exactly alike, and that no two people are going to process things in the same way?
It must have been a “thing” during the Eighties and the Nineties to attempt to lock people into little groupings through various testing and to measure responses to ideas or other stimuli. I can’t count all of the time I was subjected to these kinds of tests. Meyers-(Briggs, Taylor Johnson, et al.) Above, is yet another illustration of what is called an Enneagram. There are at least a dozen other tests all of which may become “self-fulfilling prophecies” as their results are “interpreted” by well meaning church leaders
I found it extremely fascinating to watch people (myself included) imprint on the results of these tests and begin to, perhaps consciously, exhibit the characteristic expressed in their test results in some weird exaggerated fashion. The results, in my experience, are usually disastrous and upsetting for the local church.
Most importantly, it is dangerous for someone to rely on someone else to tell them who they are, and what they should be doing or able to do. God speaks, we should listen. He knows how to get to our heart.