24.3 A Christ-Centered Response to the Enneagram.


Section Two: The Personal Characteristics of a Godly Life.

Our current theme: Characteristic Four: Being Christ-Actualized.                              

Our reading for today: Matthew 11: 28-30 (MsgB)

Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to Me. Get away with Me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with Me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with Me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.

Over the last fourteen blog sessions, we’ve looked deeper into nine unique personality types, using an ancient tool called The Enneagram. It’s been my personal experience that as I have become much more aware of the uniqueness of my personality type (The Helper – Enneagram #2), I’ve been able to bring the good/the bad/and the ugly of my personality to Jesus, allowing Him and His empowering work of grace to lift me from practicing the very worst traits of the Enneagram #2 to what some Enneagram teachers call the redemptive, or mature characteristics of The Helper.

Allow me, as we close, to get a bit more personal with my story surrounding the Enneagram, and maybe by doing so, it might give you some creative ways to work with your Enneagram number.

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