Enneagram, Gospel, & You
Knowing who you are
and WHOSE you are
Would you like to identify the roots to your problems and live differently? Counseling focuses on past hurts, but Enneagram coaching focuses on moving forward.
We did not choose our personality, but by becoming more self-aware of our weaknesses and blind spots, we can change course and utilize the healthiest aspect of our personality instead of letting our weaknesses intrude.
The Enneagram does not focus on our outward behavior, but on our inward motives, revealing to us why we make the choices and have the reactions that we do.
No personality is better than another. We all have desires, fears, longings, and weaknesses. The goal is not to change our personality, but to live in our healthiest aspects. This can be vulnerable, but is how we move past our failing patterns.
Each personality type sees the world through their own colored lens. We assume most people see things from the same perspective as we do, but you will quickly learn this is not the case!
Understanding the color of others’ lenses gives us compassion and eases frustration. Conflict can be reduced and repeating previous mistakes can be avoided.
The Enneagram is a helpful tool that illuminates our hearts to reveal where we are aligned with the Gospel and where we need to adjust our thinking; however, it is Christ who does the transformation. Christ has already regenerated every believer into his new creation. He gives us his forgiveness and righteousness instead of shame and condemnation.
When we learn to understand ourselves through the lens of the Gospel as well as through the lens of the Enneagram, we have a full picture of who we truly are.
Within a period of twelve months, nearly every significant relationship in my life had encountered some type of major conflict. I had never experienced anything like this. Previously, I had gotten along with everyone.
Through a series of hurtful events, it seemed everyone I was close to had hurt me. I tried to address what had happened with several of them in hopes of reconciliation, but almost without fail, matters only became worse.
I had to ask myself why this was happening in every direction including family, friends, church, and work. Afterall, the only common thread in all this was me. Was there something I was doing?
Find out in this video.