The Compassion/Mercy Gift
About Compassion/Mercy People:
Married to a someone with the gift of Compassion? Here are some ‘possible’ problem areas to watch out for.
Compassion People are often easily wounded, overemotional, compromising, indecisive, undependable, late, unrealistic, illogical, and overly empathetic. (From pg 297 of Discover Your Spouse’s Gifts, by Don and Katie Fortune. [Out-of-print or possibly assimilated into the new edition of Discover Your God Given Gifts].)
Work Choices for someone with the gift of Compassion: Some characteristics a Compassion-gifted person should look for in an ideal job.
Accept, accommodate, assist, befriend, care for, comfort, empathize, feel, forgive, heal, harmonize, help, intercede, love, nurture, promote unity, relieve distress, rescue, restore, serve, show kindness, support, sustain, sympathize, and trust.
Some examples of Biblical People who were gifted with Compassion are the Good Samaritan, Ruth, Joseph (Jesus' legal father), Rachel, and Rebekah.
For more information about Compassion-gifted people and the other six motivational gifts, pick up a copy of Discover Your God-Given Gifts (affiliate link), by Don and Katie Fortune. See you in a few days when we wrap up our study on motivational gifts with conclusion discussion or two.