Redemptive Gift of the Servant

This redemptive gift should not to be confused with a slave or a dishonouring position. This is a name for a type of redemptive gift. Also known as “ministers” or "protectors" as they protect life, peace and usually take care for the people around them.

Their most important principle: Authority

  • They will tend to make excuses and cover up for others.
  • They only get angry when someone did something to a relative but not when someone do something to themselves.
  • They prefer not to be visible or in the spotlight.
  • They do not want to be leaders, but desire to be next to a leader.

Strengths

  • They are quick to identify other’s needs in particular external or environmental needs like comfort or food.
  • They have very few enemies because they are willing to extend honour to others.
  • They are very loyal.
  • They have no guile and usually have a pure motive.
  • They have the ability to withstand more filth (sin) without getting personally defiled than any other gift. They are also known as “porcupine huggers”.
  • They usually minister to the hardest cases.
  • They have more spiritual authority than any other gift especially over life, death, suffering and restoring broken relationships. Their prayers seem to carry more weight.

Weaknesses

  • They tend to save stuff and usually not in an organised manner.
  • They tend to attract dishonour especially at home.
  • They often find something to apologise about.
  • They frequently have a problem to say no for competing demands around them. There is such a desire to to please people that they tend to easily get over their head with scheduling and typically the family is the one that takes the brunt of the busy schedule.

Caution

They find fulfilment in protecting, comforting and pleasing people. They are usually not able to accept excellence from their own work and try to find affirmation from others. This usually makes them victims of abuse and shame.


Based on the teachings of Kanaan Ministries and Arthur Burk of the Sapphire Leadership Group.