Gifts Differing, by Isabel Brigg Myers

Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Gifts Differing, Understanding Personality Type
Isabel Briggs Myers

I have just collected Isabel Brigg Myers book, Gifts Differing 2 weeks ago from Borders, after having ordered it on April 27th (since it was out of stock and yes, it took them so long), and started reading it today.

I am amused to discover that she named her book after this passage from Romans:

Romans 12:4-6
For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office: So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another. Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith.

I am no longer dichotomising my life into the spiritual side vs. the secular side, like I used in the good ol' days -- I am looking at my life now on the whole, i.e. building towards one godly life in Christ, but I still could not escape from thinking how I can delve into the "more secular" Human Personality in a way that honours God.


But having known that Myers named her book after Paul's teaching, I am a wee bit more comfortable. I have the Bereans in mind, obviously: to "examine the Scriptures every day" to see if what I am learning and taking in is in line with God and His holiness.


I have asked Ann to be my guard, and she reminded me to be careful because the "cross-over" line is indeed very, very blurred. I shall do it prayerfully.

pearlie

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