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Have you gotten caught up in the swirl of conversation around the enneagram personality types? We have at the Cowell house and we are enjoying learning as much as we can about each other!
One of the most important things I have gained from learning more about my type, the 3, is that it has given me more freedom to be me and the ability to give freedom to others to be who God has created them to be as well. This freedom is changing the words I speak to others because our words are not mere words.
Our words hold power.
The Enneagram Institute says of a 3: “Threes learn to perform in ways that will garner them praise and positive attention. As children, they learned to recognize the activities that were valued by their parents or peers, and put their energies into excelling in those activities.”
So how do you think we learn to recognize activities that are valued?
Through other’s words. And this isn’t just about 3’s.
“What you say can preserve life or destroy it …” Proverbs 18:21 Good News Translation
You and I have the power to preserve: to keep alive or in existence, to make lasting a life.
You and I have the power to destroy: to injure beyond repair or renewal; demolish; ruin, or annihilate a life.
With. Our. Words.
We can’t control what others say over us or about us. Even as parents, as much as we try, we cannot stop painful words from being said or about our children.
What we can control are the words we pour into ourselves and into those we love about what God says about us!
“Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?” Matthew 6:26 (NIV)
“Because you are precious in my eyes and honored, and I love you, I give men in return for you, peoples in exchange for your life.” Isaiah 43:4 (NIV)
“The LORD your God is with you. He is a hero who saves you. He happily rejoices over you, renews you with his love, and celebrates over you with shouts of joy.” Zephaniah 3:17 (God’s Word Translation)
Today, I’m giving away a copy of Brave Beauty: Finding the Fearless You as well as a reminder necklace that says, “I am Loved”. Both contain God’s words that have the power to bring life to a young girl!
**** This contest is now closed. The winner is Danielle Peckham. Congratulations, Danielle!***