Each Enneagram Type has a Core Weakness, the issue their personality is always struggling with in everyday situations and interactions. It's another one of the Core Motivations propelling each of our thoughts, feelings and actions, and identifying it can help us use the Enneagram as a rumble strip to keep us on the path of health and freedom.
We all have a weakness we're always wrestling with, an Achilles' heel that remains with us for all our days on Earth. This is like the “thorn in my flesh” Paul described in 2 Corinthians 12:7-10. But as Paul explained, Christ's grace is sufficient for us, and his power is made perfect in weakness. Because of his sacrifice, we can surrender ourselves to Him and allow Him to transform our hearts to be more like his. The more we depend on Christ and rest in our true identity in Him, the weaker the grip our Core Weakness has on us.
Enjoy this Free Download outlining each Type's Core Weakness, and may you use this knowledge not to feel condemned, but rather to guide you toward grace and freedom. Ask yourself how you can "catch yourself" falling into this struggle and redirect yourself toward full dependence on Christ, the one whose power is made perfect in weakness (2 Corinthians 12:7-10). When you surrender to Him, He transforms your heart to be more like His, and your Core Weakness has less of a grip on you, your behavior and relationships.
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