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					                      The Power of Identity: Week 5 Temperaments
“You created my inmost being; you knit me together in my
mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and
wonderfully made.” Psalm 139:13-14
We're Born With It!
Our temperament is a set of tendencies you were
born with and is not very changeable. We will discuss
five temperament types. In fact, a combination of two
is revealing and often most accurate in understanding
ourselves.

 Temperament Assessment Key:
 Look over your assessment that you completed over the
 last week. The five temperaments are associated with
 each column as follows:
 Column A: Choleric
 Column B: Phlegmatic
 Column C: Melancholy
 Column D: Sanguine
 Column E: Supine

Our temperament controls our actions and reactions because it is influenced by our character and
our personality.
Our Character is the real us. It is what we really are when no one else is around. Our character is
shaped by life experiences (or the roles we play) and all of the things that influence us.
Our personality is how we express ourselves outwardly to others; what we look like to others on the
outside; happy, angry, smiling, frowning, etc.. How people perceive our personality is based primarily
on what we reveal to them. Sometimes we act like someone we think we should be as a person but,
that’s not who we really are. We can fool others by what we reveal; we can also be fooled by what
we reveal on the outside.
Understanding your temperament helps with all of your relationships.
When you are with others who have similar temperaments it becomes clear why you are
comfortable around them. The opposite happens when you are with someone who sees things very
differently and you struggle to find common ground.
God loves variety: Each temperament has unique strengths and offers a blend of differences that
can serve to glorify Him.
As with spiritual gifts and passion, discovering your temperament should not be seen as an excuse
for negative behavior or for avoiding serving. Remember that no temperament is better than another.
Each has strengths and weaknesses, but understanding how to overcome the weakness is of critical
spiritual importance. As we study together, be careful that you aren’t tempted to evaluate yourself on
who you would like to be instead of evaluating who you really are. It’s easier to talk about our
strengths and accept them as truth, but hearing some of our “negative traits” is harder to accept.
The good news is that God has given us the Holy Spirit to work through us; with His power, we can
overcome our weaknesses.
There are five basic Temperament types.
Two are primarily classified as extroverts; two are introverts; one is both.
   An extrovert is outgoing, lively, fun loving and is energized by people and social activity.
    An introvert is the opposite; they are shy, quiet, reserved, too much social activity is exhausting.
There are three areas by which each of us are either impacted by or by which we make an impact
on others around us and our environment. We will look at each of the 3 areas where our
temperaments either impact us or; where we make an impact on others around us and our
environment. Again, it is rare that you will have the identical temperament in each of these 3 areas;
you are a blend.
    IN SOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS—when you are around other people, social skills and your
     "inclusion" of others.
     Inclusion asks two questions:
     1. How many people do I approach for socializing?
     2. How many people do I want to approach me for socializing?
    IN THE AREA OF CONTROL—how do you deal with decision making, taking on responsibility, your
     need for independence. Control is the need to establish and maintain a satisfactory relationship
     with people in respect to control and power.
     Control asks two questions:
     1. How many people do I want to control?
     2. How many people will I allow to control me?
   AFFECTION—the need for close relationships, deep, personal relationships
     Affection asks two questions:
     1. How much love and affection do I express to others?
     2. How much love and affection do I want expressed to me?
It’s very rare for someone to have an equal temperament in all three areas. That’s why we are all a
blend of at least two temperaments. Everyone has a primary temperament, which is dominant; the
other is secondary. You may have a different temperament in social situations than you do in the
area of control. These blends will vary and are apparent in us when our roles, our environment, and
our relationships change.
Each primary temperament is listed:
 Sanguine
 Choleric
 Melancholy
 Phlegmatic
 Supine
THE SANGUINE (EXTROVERT)
You are warm, welcoming, lively, and fun loving. The Sanguine express their feelings freely and they
are moved to react emotionally by people and things that are happening around them. A Sanguine
makes decisions based more on feelings rather than deep thinking. A Sanguine typically enters a
room “mouth first”; they never lack for friends. They can genuinely feel the joys and sorrows of the
people they meet; they make everyone feel important as if a special friend. Because they are so
talkative and friendly, they appear to be more confident than they are.
STRENGTHS
Enjoying—no one enjoys life more than Sanguines! They have a childlike curiosity for things around
them. Often they rise early and wake up in a good mood. They aren’t usually bored and they don’t
stay discouraged for long periods of time.
Optimistic—The Sanguine lives in the present; they easily forget the past so past memories of
heartaches and disappointments don’t continue to drag them down emotionally. They are fascinated
by little things as much as big. They approach life without much advanced planning which is exciting
to them. Sanguines are easily inspired to take on new projects.
Friendly—The outgoing, handshaking, touching personality of the cheerful Sanguine stems
basically from their genuine love for people. They are distressed to see someone who is not
enjoying themselves in a social setting; they will go out of their way to include such a person in the
group.
Compassionate—Sanguines have tender, compassionate hearts; no one responds more genuinely
to the needs of others. No one can love you more or forget you faster than a Sanguine; it’s not
intentional. Since they live in the present, you may be a part of the past. Wherever they go, they
spread joy.
WEAKNESSES
Restless—Because of their emotional nature, Sanguines tend to be physically and emotionally
restless. They are often impractical and disorganized; before carefully considering the entire picture,
they commit to being involved even when they aren’t prepared. They are often unproductive since
they have a hard time concentrating on a project and seeing it through; they have a difficult time
pulling their enormous talents together.
Weak-Willed—Their dynamic personality is often a cover up for a weak character and an
undisciplined nature. They often say yes, when they should say no; they love to please.
Sanguines will compromise their moral values in order to satisfy their great need to be loved
and approved of. They are not naturally loyal; no other temperament has more problems with
lust. They often face sexual temptations because they are “touchers” who are charming and
likeable.
Egotistical– Sanguines are charming and often win over the hearts of people in leadership; this
tends to feed their natural ego. As they get older they tend to talk more and more about themselves
and become self-centered. They expect others to be equally as interested in what interests them.
Emotionally Unstable– Sanguines discourage easily and can drift into a pattern of excusing their
weaknesses or feeling sorry for themselves. They are prone to uncontrolled anger; but after they
have exploded they forget all about it. You don’t—but they do!
Inclusion Strengths of The Sanguine: Friendly, outgoing, inspiring to others, relationship oriented,
enthusiastic, warm, optimistic, ability to see the bright side of life and the good in other people. They
genuinely like people, are rarely found alone, and freely interact with people.
Inclusion Weaknesses of The Sanguine: Talkative, always the center of the conversation, apt to
take on behavior and morals of the people around them, impulsive, undisciplined, rude, prone to
exaggerate, need to appear successful (even to the point of exaggeration), will ignore
responsibilities in order to be with people.
Control Strengths And Weaknesses of The Sanguine: Correlate with their dependent /
independent conflict.
Dependent: To be narcissistic, self-indulgent (the need to be self-indulgent is not a weakness, but
the way that this indulgence is met is the weakness), lacking persistence and weak-willed.
Independent: Solicitous, caring person who will do things for other people, almost to the point of
servitude. A very charming, gracious person. Takes on responsibilities and makes decisions very
well, until driven to the dependent mode.
Affection Strengths of The Sanguine: Able to express and receive large amounts of love and
affection. They are warm and easy to get to know and emotionally open.
Affection Weaknesses of The Sanguine: Easily devastated if not constantly reassured they are
loved and appreciated. Very demanding of other people for love and affection, plagued with feelings
of jealousy when the love and attention they feel belongs exclusively to them is given to others.
THE CHOLERIC (EXTROVERT)
If you are a Choleric you are often self-sufficient, and very independent. You make decisions easily;
you thrive on activity, and your environment does not change how you make decisions or perform
tasks. Challenging circumstances do not frighten Cholerics; instead they embrace them as
encouraging. Cholerics rarely cry even when facing the most desperate circumstances.
STRENGTHS
Strong-Willed- Cholerics are usually strong-willed, self-disciplined, and very determined. You are
confident in your abilities and are very aggressive. Cholerics are continually active; projects are well
planned, purposeful, and focused. They usually accomplish successful results mainly because they
are so determined.
Practical– Above all Cholerics are practical; everything in life is considered part of a useful purpose.
They quickly appraise a situation and diagnose the most practical solution. Cholerics are happiest
when they are engaged in a worthwhile project.
Leader– Cholerics have strong leadership tendencies; they are forceful and their will tends to
dominate a group. They are quick and bold in emergencies; they are not afraid of leadership and
usually are quick to accept any opportunity to lead.
Optimistic- They have a natural pioneering spirit; their outlook is based on a natural self-confidence
that makes them optimistic. They rarely see pitfalls or potential problems; they just keep their eyes
on the goal. Cholerics are so confident that even when faced with difficulties, they are sure that they
can solve them.
WEAKNESSES
Hot-Tempered– They can become violently angry in a moment; after exploding, they often continue
to hold a grudge. They have been known to seek revenge, going to almost any length to repay an
injustice. Because of their tendency toward quick, angry outbursts, others are often uncomfortable
around them.
Cruel– Cholerics have a nature that is unsympathetic to other people’s dreams, accomplishments,
and needs. Many times their desire to complete a project or task will cause them to disregard the
feelings of those around them. It is difficult for Cholerics to apologize or to show approval, which
causes heartache for those closest to them in relationships.
Act Without Thinking– They are so decisive that sometimes they don’t think things through; this
can cause problems. Even if they regret their decision, they are so determined, proud, and stubborn
that they will try to justify a way to make it successful. Their undisciplined thinking can also lead to
them saying things that are cruel and hurtful.
Self-Sufficient– Cholerics can be so self-confident and independent that they become prideful.
Others around them tend to stay away in order to avoid being dominated and feeling that they can
never please. Sometimes this will cause Cholerics to feel that they don’t need God; they will tend to
look at their good deeds and accomplishments as enough to overcome their bad deeds.
Inclusion Strengths of The Choleric: Being open, friendly, confident, outgoing, optimistic, tough-
minded, task oriented, perfectionist with a good mind for envisioning new projects, and an extrovert
of a highly selective nature.
Inclusion Weaknesses of The Choleric: Hot-tempered, a people user, although everyone uses
people to some degree, the Choleric in Inclusion “carries the red flag”. They think of themselves as
people motivators. They become easily frustrated in their attempts to “motivate” people. They harbor
anger and can be cruel and abusive.
Control Strengths of The Choleric: Tough-willed, a good leader, capable of making intuitive
decisions, capable of taking on responsibilities, usually done in an efficient, well-disciplined military
fashion. They possess the will power to carry through to completion.
Control Weaknesses of The Choleric: Anger, cruelty, capable of undertaking any behavior to
keep control. They associate with weak people and then resent their weaknesses. To them, the end
justifies the means; so they are capable of very poor behavior. They are highly susceptible to burn
out.
Affection Strengths of The Choleric: Being open, optimistic, outgoing, express a great deal of love
and affection, and approach only select people for deep relationships.
Affection Weaknesses of The Choleric: Extremely self-centered (although they do not appear this
way), indirect behavior, reject people, reject the love and affections of people (they will accept love
and affection only according to their terms), are usually cruel to those who reject their manipulation
for love and affection.
What a wonderful temperament the Choleric is, when they are submissive to the Lord Jesus Christ.
As is with any temperament living in their strengths and not their weaknesses. All things are possible
with God, and what a blessing the Choleric can be (living in their strengths and not their
weaknesses) for the Kingdom of God. In Hebrews 11: 32-34 we see some good examples from the
heroes in the faith.
THE MELANCHOLY (INTROVERT)
You are a detailed, self-sacrificing, gifted, perfectionist type; you have a very sensitive nature.
Melancholies have a very sensitive emotional nature; feelings dominate their being. Sometimes
moods will lift them to extreme highs; at other times they will be gloomy and depressed. Unsocial by
nature, meeting new people is difficult and social activities are draining. Melancholies usually find
their greatest meaning in life through personal sacrifice; they are very dependable; are not prone to
letting others down or backing out of responsibilities.
STRENGTHS
Sensitive– Melancholies have the most sensitive nature; they are creative and naturally gifted. They
are emotionally driven and their feelings tend to influence their thinking. They appreciate life’s
cultural value. Melancholies are creative thinkers and can produce things that are helpful to others.
Perfectionist– Their standard of excellence is usually higher than others. Often they are not
satisfied with only one chance at something because they feel they could always do better. Because
of their attention to detail, Melancholies can look over a project and pick out possible problems. They
tend to take a more realistic viewpoint.
Faithful Friend– Being faithful is natural for a Melancholy. They don’t attract a large number of
friends but they are faithful and keep the ones that they have. They would lay down their lives for
their friends.
Self-Sacrificing– Melancholies can always be depended upon to finish a job within the time frame
allowed; they always do their part. They are uncomfortable with being in the forefront and prefer
tasks that are less visible. A Melancholy knows their limitations and they rarely take on more than
they can do.
WEAKNESSES
Self-Centered– The Melancholy temperament is the most self-centered; their extreme sensitive
nature causes them to be easily offended or insulted. They can be suspicious and jump to
unfounded conclusions. There is the tendency to self-examine themselves to the degree that they
become inactive, and unenergetic; over thinking everything can cause a variety of problems.
Pessimistic—Depressed; they tend to see all of the problems associated with their environment.
Sometimes they view the problems as not worth the outcome; and they are sure that the end result
will not be as good as promised. They tend to always be disappointed; never thankful praisers but
walk in self-pity. They can become fearful and critical because of their own high standards.
Moody—Emotionally unstable; A Melancholy’s moods change often; for seemingly no reason at all.
They are gifted but they are prone to be depressed and have difficulty realizing and experiencing the
beauty of their talents. Others will become annoyed and find it hard to be in the company of a moody
Melancholy over long periods of time.
Seek Revenge– Melancholies may be calm and quiet on the surface but they are often angry and
resentful. They tend to keep those feelings to themselves until they build up and eventually the
anger explodes in a fit of rage. They may try to destroy a worthy project because the person leading
it has offended them in some way in the past.
Inclusion Strengths In The Melancholy: Introvert, loner, great thinker, genius-prone, very artistic
and creative, often found alone in thought, perfectionistic, slow-paced, great understanding of tasks
and systems, a critical and challenging mind, and seeing both the pitfalls and the end results of a
project undertaken.
Inclusion Weaknesses In The Melancholy: Extremely moody, suffer from “black” depressions,
reject people, set standards neither they nor anyone else can meet, develop habits that are very
hard to break, have suicidal tendencies, low self-esteem and are pessimistic.
Control Strengths In The Melancholy: Good at decisions and responsibilities in known areas, very
good leadership abilities. They adhere to the rules and they need very little control over the lives and
behavior of others.
Control Weaknesses In The Melancholy: Rigid, inflexible, sensitive to failure, fear of the unknown,
fear of failure, apt to be a rebel and procrastinate.
Affection Strengths In The Melancholy: Very faithful, loyal friends and self-sacrificing. Their
feelings run deep and tender (even though they lack the ability to express these feelings). They
easily empathize with others and have the ability to make very deep commitments.
Affection Weaknesses In The Melancholy: They dissect the past with theoretical “what ifs,” i.e.,
“what if” he had given me flowers, I would feel loved; “what if” I were prettier, they would love me
more. Also, they are critical of others, angry, cruel, vengeful, and emotional, rarely tell people how
they feel, have a low self-image and are sensitive to rejection from deep relationships. The loss of a
deep relationship (even by death) is devastating to them. Melancholies “have sex” with their spouse;
they do not “make love” to them. This causes marital problems.
Melancholies when rising to their strengths, and once these strengths are brought under God, the
Melancholy is capable of great and wonderful things. When Melancholies sink to their weaknesses
they become destructive to themselves and those close to them.
THE PHLEGMATIC (INTROVERT)
If you are a Phlegmatic you are calm, easy going, and emotionally well balanced. They are
kindhearted and sympathetic, but are not “open’ with their emotions. Phlegmatics enjoy people and
have a good sense of humor. They do not seek out leadership opportunities but if they accept a
position of leadership they can be good leaders. They excel at anything that requires detailed
patience and daily routine.
STRENGTHS
Witty—Humorous; they can see life in a humorous way; things that others would ignore, a
Phlegmatic sees as amusing. Most things have a humorous side. They attract people to them simply
by saying funny things.
Dependable– Cheerful and good-natured, Phlegmatics can be depended upon to fulfill their
obligations and time schedules. They do what is expected or appropriate. They are faithful, loyal
friends but don’t like too much involvement with others. They are good counselors and listeners.
Efficient– Phlegmatics are practical, efficient, and well organized. They like to think through a
situation before deciding to become involved. They find the most practical way to accomplish a goal
and work well under pressure. Their work always looks neat, and efficient, and well organized.
WEAKNESSES
Slow and Lazy—Phlegmatics can be slow and lazy when it comes to completing a task. They will
delay starting something if it’s not something that interests them; waiting until the “last minute.”
Sometimes they will do as little as necessary; they consider some things as too much work.
Phlegmatics don’t like to be “pushed” into working.
Tease– Phlegmatics often find it easy to tease others who annoy them or who threaten to motivate
them into something they would prefer to avoid. Often they use their humor and wit as a tool to get
others upset and angry, while they never lose their calm or become excited.
Selfish and Stubborn– Often selfish with their money, effort, or emotions; they may love someone
but rarely tell them. They try to protect themselves from becoming over involved; they resist change
of any kind because it requires effort. They can learn to disguise their stubbornness; they can
become quiet in their rebellion. Stubborn combined with selfish makes them stingy.
Indecisive– They desire to please people; they have a good sense of the best way to do something
but they are afraid of offending someone. The thought process of getting involved in something can
sometimes take more time than necessary and can even lead them away from the project
altogether. Their naturally practical mind is hindered by their desire to think it through to see if it’s
worth their effort.
Inclusion Strengths of The Phlegmatic: The ability to perform tedious tasks, relate to both tasks
and people, calm easygoing, extremely efficient and perfectionistic. The Phlegmatic in Inclusion can
function quite well in a hostile social setting. Nothing “ruffles their feathers.”
Inclusion Weaknesses of The Phlegmatic: Unwillingness to become involved, tendency to be an
observer rather than a participant, and use of a verbal defense that often hurts others.
Control Strengths of The Phlegmatic: The tendency to be very practical, conservative, peace
loving and a good peacemaker / arbitrator.
Control Weaknesses of The Phlegmatic: Indecisiveness, the tendency to procrastinate, and being
very difficult to motivate. They use verbal defenses that often hurt others; it is used against anyone
who tries to motivate or control them, particularly Cholerics.
Affection Strengths of The Phlegmatic: Well balanced, easygoing, non-demanding, calm and
realistic in demands for love and affection.
Affection Weaknesses of The Phlegmatic: Unwillingness to become involved in deep
relationships, tendency to be an observer only, rarely self-sacrificing, unemotional and inexpressive.
Verbal defenses are used to protect low energy supply with regard to physical and sexual
involvement.
THE SUPINE (INTROVERT/EXTROVERT)
If you are Supine you probably have many interests and cares, but little ability or need to express
their needs. One Supine remarked that to be a Supine "felt like having tape over his mouth." They
often have a wish or desire, but are unable or unwilling to express it. The Supine often wish that
others could "read their minds." If others have ever observed that you are too sensitive or easily
offended, you may very well have a Supine temperament. Slow-paced and diligent, Supines are not
indifferent or uncaring about life. Quite the opposite, they may have the strong feeling of the
Sanguine but simply be unwilling to express themselves.
Supines have a view of the world that makes them consider others to be superior to themselves.
They frequently employ themselves in positions that permit them to be servants to others. They will
dutifully work to please others, who they see as better than themselves.
Perhaps the best way to describe the Supine is that it seems to be a combination of the Sanguine
and the Melancholy. The Melancholy expresses little need for and, as a true introvert; they tend to
shy away from social contact. A Supine does not express much need for much social contact either;
however their need is VERY great! Like the Sanguine, they have a great need for social
relationships. They look like they don’t want it but effectively hide their needs and expect you to read
their mind. And if you fail to correctly read their mind, they will be “hurt.”
 They like being with people, within reason
 They like people to be real
 They find it embarrassing when paid a compliment
 They are kindhearted
 They prefer to be invited rather than to invite
 Their feelings are easily offended
Relationship Strengths of The Supine: A great capacity for service, liking people, and the desire
to serve others. They possess an inborn gentle spirit.
Inclusion Weaknesses of The Supine: Indirect behavior that expects others to read their mind,
high fear of rejection, and harboring anger viewed as “hurt feelings”.
Inclusion Strengths of The Supine: A great capacity for service, liking people, and the desire to
serve others. They possess an inborn gentle spirit. As youngsters, they are often tormented and
abused by other children. They are typically slow to fight back. Instead they tend to internalize their
anger and hurt, actually believing they deserve the treatment they receive.
Inclusion Weaknesses of The Supine: Indirect behavior that expects others to read their mind,
high fear of rejection, and harboring anger viewed as “hurt feelings”.
Control Strengths of The Supine: Dependability, ability to enforce “the policies” set by others and
to serve those they follow, their caretakers, with absolute loyalty. . A Supine in Control will always be
inclined to seek out others advice when trying to make a decision. Supines feel very inadequate and
consider themselves incapable of making a good decision on their own. They may seek out the
counsel of several, and become quite confused if they receive differing opinions.
Control Weaknesses of The Supine: Aggressive disorders, open dependence, defensive against
loss of position, weak willpower, a tendency to feel powerless and at the mercy of others-they have
such an intense need to serve others, they often become "natural born victims." Other
temperament types may view the Supine as a dominating individual. By all outward appearances
they are. But the real truth is that they are manipulating others into taking care of them, and do not
want the responsibility of actual decision making.
Affection Strengths of The Supine: The ability to respond to love and to open up emotionally
when they feel emotionally “safe.” If treated properly, they are capable of absolute and total
commitment to deep personal relationships. However, if a Supine In Affection actually feels safe in a
close, personal relationship, they can respond and return expressions of caring. They can become
intensely loyal, producing absolute, complete faithfulness. No temperament is more prone to this
kind of intense loyalty.
Affection Weaknesses of The Supine: The inability to initiate love and affection. They require
constant reassurance that they are loved, needed and appreciated. Because of their inability or
unwillingness to express their needs, most Supines in Affection fail to get their needs met. While
they appear reserved and cool, the fact is they are truly in need of a lot of close, personal affection,
love, and attention. Since they find it nearly impossible to actually express themselves, they simply
cannot get their needs communicated
TAKE TIME TO LOOK THROUGH THE “OVERVIEW OF THE TEMPERAMENTS”.
Now that we have examined our strengths and weaknesses we are ready to go to the Holy Spirit for
his filling and accept his strength to overcome our weaknesses. It is God’s will that Christ is glorified
in every area of your life especially in your personality. When you give you life over to Christ and
become a Christ follower you have the power of the Holy Spirit immediately in you to overcome your
weaknesses!
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”
Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest
upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships,
persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:9-10
Being filled with the Holy Spirit is not a single experience that lasts for life like our salvation. Like a
stream of water that is flowing to fill a pond, we choose to allow the flow to continue in our lives. If
someone were to block the flow to the pond, it would stop filling. Sin in our lives is what creates the
block that stops the flow. We must yield daily and choose to be controlled by the Holy Spirit in order
to see our weaknesses transform into strengths. Through the power of the Holy Spirit your
temperament weaknesses can begin to fade away and then be transformed into strengths. Walking
in the Spirit puts a believer in continual communion with God; it is the same as abiding in Christ. To
walk in the Spirit is to be freed of your weaknesses. Instead of being dominated by your
weaknesses, you can be dominated by the Holy Spirit. That is God’s will for all believers!
For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth
is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power
through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you,
being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the
breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge,
that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Ephesians 3:14-19
A plan for overcoming your weaknesses through the power of the Holy Spirit:
   Examine yourself For Sin Ask God to reveal sin in your life - don’t make excuses for your
    weaknesses; we cannot be filled with sin and the Holy Spirit at the same time.
   Confess All Known Sin - Each time you sin in thought or deed confess it immediately; we must
    admit our weaknesses (lack of Spiritual fruit) as sin.
   Submit Yourself Completely To God—To be filled with the Holy Spirit, we must make ourselves
    completely available to God to do anything the Holy Spirit directs us to do; do not attach any
    conditions to it.
   Ask To Be Filled With The Holy Spirit—”If then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your
    children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him
    (Luke 11:13)
   Believe You Are filled With The Spirit And Thank Him– believing we are filled with the Spirit is
    merely taking God at his word; that is absolute.




          Submit yourself Completely
          to God with all of your mind,
          will, and emotions. Ask God
          to help you recognize and
          overcome the weaknesses
          of your temperament.




                                  Ask the Holy
                                  Spirit to fill
                                  your mind,
                                  will and
                                  emotions




NEXT WEEK: Passion and Purpose!
The word passion is also defined as enthusiasm. The word enthusiasm comes from the Greek word
“en theos” which means “with God”. When you are enthusiastically pursuing a passion that God has
put into your heart, you’re doing “with God”. Passion is the God given desire that compels us to
make a difference in a particular ministry, organization, group of people, or community. Since
passion is God given there is no right or wrong passion and when you make use of your passion in a
certain area of ministry you are more enthusiastic and motivated to serve.
THROUGHOUT THIS WEEK:

1. Complete the Passion Assessment: TAKE PLENTY OF TIME and pray that God will begin to
   reveal things to you.

				
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