Hindrance of Personality in Fulfilling God's Purposes

Your personality or leadership style could affect the way you approach church purpose.

If you have a more spontaneous, global temperament, lining up all you do with your purpose won't come easy.
If have a more detail-oriented, analytical personality, you may take this to an extreme and never get moving.
If you have a driven personality, you may be prone to do first and think later because you want to get things done.
If you have a more people-pleasing temperament, you may tend to compromise more than you should to avoid possible conflict.
Each of these types of personality bents could become a hindrance in being purposeful as a leader. That is why we need to be driven by a standard outside of ourselves.
God will use our personalities but His Word should be the final determining factor.
If we allow ourselves to be driven by personality, we might be quick to make excuses for not following God's purposes ... "that's who I am."

Getting Beyond Personality Bents to Fulfilling God's Purposes:

We must pull on God's grace and power to lead outside of our own personalities. (Titus 2:11-12; 2 Pet. 1:3)
We must yield to the Holy Spirit to produce within us the fruit we need to lead purposefully. (Gal. 5:22-23)
Spontaneous and global? - The Spirit can develop within you the self-control you need to focus on the process.
Detail-oriented, analytical? - The Spirit can develop within you the peace you need to move on.
Driven? - The Spirit can develop within you the patience you need slow down.
People-pleasing? - The Spirit can develop within you the faithfulness you need keep from compromising.

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