11 When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child. But when I grew up, I put away childish things.
1 Corinthians 13:11 NLT
In Week 4 we continue to move towards clarity by exploring a Personal Growth Plan. Why do we need a growth plan? In the above passage Paul gives us three signs of immaturity. It is seen in how we think, speak and understand. The even broader context of this passage finds Paul encouraging believers to continue to build their lives to be a reflection of God’s love and purpose for them. Much like Paul I want to encourage you to continue the process of growth so that you might realize God’s best for your life.
As we develop this growth plan we will explore the aforementioned 7 key areas of focus. These areas represent many of the foundational needs most people carry. To supplement this plan I encourage you to complete a DISC personality profile. This assessment will give you insight into how you respond to situations as well as what you perceive others to expect of you. Here are two options:
- Free Disc Test – This link will take you to a free test that will give you the basics of your personality profile. While the results are not extensive this is a great place to start. Be sure to save your results once the assessment is completed. (The site will ask you to purchase extras but you can get your results without making a purchase.)
- DISC Test with Gifts – This link will take you to a more detailed assessment. This assessment will provide a full profile that combines your personality type with you God given spiritual gifts. This profile will provide great detail along with approximately 70 pages of information explaining your results.
As you take either of these assessments it helps to answer each question with a specific context in mind. This could mean answering as a pastor, teacher, husband, friend or any other role you consistently play. The point is to answer based upon the same frame of thought throughout the assessment. I am excited to see hear more about your journey and to help you learn more about who you are.