Temperament Corner: March/April
Updated: Mar 17
1. He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
3. Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
4. He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
5. Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
6. Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
7. A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.
8. Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.
9. Because thou has made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;
10. There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
11. For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
12. They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
13. Thou shalt tred upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.
14. Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.
15. He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.
16. With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.
FEAR IS A BIG BULLY AND PREYS ON ALL OF THE TEMPERAMENTS!
Fear can keep us locked up in a prison of darkness. But YOU have the key to get out of this prison of darkness. The key is Jesus!
We need to trust that Jesus will get rid of the bully.
How? Jesus is the Light of the World, and the darkness has to run from Him. And Jesus always keeps His Word.
For example, take a flashlight and shine the light in a dark place and see what happens—the darkness disappears!
The same thing will happen with our fears because Jesus is our Light—our fears will disappear!
The Holy Scriptures tell us:
“Fear not.” It is in our Bible over 70 times and tells us that God is always here for us; however, sometimes, when we are going through the valleys, we tend to let fear creep in and take over.
Encouraging Scriptures regarding fear:
Isaiah 41:10: “Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
Joshua 1:5: “I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.”
Psalm 23:4, 5: “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.”
Psalm 27:1: “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?”
Psalm 56:11: “In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me.”
Hebrews 13:6: “So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.”
John 14:27: “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”
II Timothy 1:7: “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”
I John 4:18: “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.”
LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT SOME OF THE FEARS IN THE INCLUSION AREA OF THE SANGUINE AND SHINE THE LIGHT OF JESUS ON THEM.
In review, Inclusion is the need to establish and maintain satisfactory relationships with people in the area of surface relationships. (This includes association and socialization.) It also encompasses a person’s intellectual energies.
1. FEAR OF REJECTION
Sanguines in Inclusion tend to have a fear of rejection and will tend to say and do things that they know they should not be saying and doing. In other words, they will “go along with the crowd.” If the crowd is drinking, they will drink; if the crowd is smoking pot, they will smoke pot, etc.
The fear of rejection is a driving force that can lead them to socialize with ungodly people and become involved in ungodly activities.
Sanguines in Inclusion need to learn to shine the light of Jesus on their fears of rejection and learn that He is always with them. In so doing, they will no longer need to conform to an ungodly crowd to be accepted.
Deuteronomy 31:8 tells us: “The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” (NIV).
2. FEAR OF BEING ALONE
Sanguines in Inclusion tend to have a fear of being alone. Because of this fear, they may “wear out their welcome” with most of their friends. They will tend to want to go places and spend money just to be around people. They also have a tendency to talk louder, laugh harder, and stay longer than anyone else. They tend to want to socialize into the “wee” hours of the morning, then go home and sleep until noon.
The fear of being alone is a driving force that can result in them continually searching for new friends, sometimes in the wrong places.
Sanguines in Inclusion need to learn to shine the light of Jesus on their fears of being alone because He is their friend and will never leave or forsake them.
Matthew 28:20b Jesus tells us: “…and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world.”(KJV)
3. FEAR OF DEATH AND DYING OF FRIENDS
Sanguines in Inclusion tend to fear the loss of friends through death and dying and tend to not want to talk about it. They like to build relationships, not lose them. This is because they are relationship-oriented and people regenerate them. When a friend dies, Sanguines can become angry, stressed and depressed. They may tend to avoid friends that are terminally ill because of their inability to deal with the fact that they will no longer be there for them. (This is a broken relationship for them.)
The fear of death and dying of friends is a driving force that can lead them to seek many relationships in order to lessen their anger, stress and depression because a friend died and left them.
Sanguines in Inclusion need to learn to shine the light of Jesus on their fear of losing friends through death and dying.
I Peter 5:7 tells us: “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”(NIV)
4. FEAR OF PAIN
Sanguines in Inclusion tend to fear pain and will tend to seek out medical help to alleviate the pain; however, this can be dangerous because they may overmedicate themselves to avoid pain and become addicted. They may become angry and depressed. When this happens, they may come to find that their friends do not want to be around them because, no matter how hard they try, they cannot “lift” the Sanguine up out of their anger and/or depression. The Sanguine does not even like themselves when they are down and moody! They will “swing” up out of their moodiness and depression after they self-indulge and begin to feel worthless.
The fear of pain is a driving force that can result in them becoming moody, stressed, irritable, and angry.
They need to learn to shine the light of Jesus on their fear of pain because sometimes their fear of pain can be worse than the pain itself.
Jeremiah 30:17 tells us: “For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the Lord….” (KJV)
Sanguines in Inclusion need to learn that:
1. God will always be with them and will never reject them.
2. God will always be there for them and they are never alone because He is a friend that “loveth at all times.” (Proverbs 17:17)
3. God will comfort them through their grief; He is just a prayer away.
4. God does not want them to focus on the fear of pain, but rather on Him.
PLEASE NOTE: These are temperament tendencies, and, as always, while you are counseling the Sanguine in Inclusion you must take into consideration their walk with the Lord, learned behavior, personality and birth order.
In the next issue we will look at FEARS in the Inclusion area of the Supine.