How the Gospel Applies to You
Summary of Style Nine
As Peacemakers, Nines work to resolve conflict and bring balance to their environment. Nines bring calmness to situations and will work to help others feel welcome, accepted and at ease. Nines are non-judgmental, empathetic and easygoing.
Nines are gifted listeners and great mediators. They are able to see all viewpoints and bring about reconciliation. They are warm, adaptable and unassuming. Nines are easy to get along with because they desire connection with others.
With Nines, what you see is what you get--there is no hidden agenda. They are even-keeled and rarely experience extremes of emotion. Nines value peace, harmony and serenity.
These Peacemakers long for people to experience inner peace and unity.
Motivation & False Belief
God is calling you to live not for your peace but
from Christ's peace.
Nines are motivated by the desire for peace. They seek peace of mind and inner stability in their life. They long to experience and express true peace, to be united with others and for all people to be in agreement. This motivation is driven by their fear of conflict, which causes them to focus on the needs and desires of others in order to keep others happy. By focusing on others, Nines lose sight of their own needs and desires. While they greatly desire true peace, they have developed a false belief that they must avoid all conflict.
The Gospel Applied to You
While all doctrine is essential for Nines, many find comfort in meditating upon the doctrine of “Reconciliation.” This doctrine is based on the fact that Christ’s work moves believers from being alienated from God to being unified with God. Because of this, we are at peace with God and called to help reconcile others to God.
Helpful scriptures to meditate on and memorize: Romans 5:1, Ephesians 2:13-16 and 4:15.
You might find it helpful to practice the following “self-talk” to remind yourself of the implications of the gospel in your life:
I can only find perfect peace in God.
I am sinful. I fail everyday by being passive and neglecting my needs, emotions and the world.
Jesus has taken the punishment for my passivity and neglect and offers me daily forgiveness.
Because of Jesus, I am fully loved every day for who I have been created to be. In His acceptance I can freely express my opinions, needs and desires.
I do not have to try to maintain peace at all cost or avoid conflict.
I am free to live, love and forgive by the grace of God.
I can be free to be bold and assertive because God is on the throne. He is working to make everything right and invites me to work alongside Him to reconcile others to Him and each other.