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PERFORMANCE ORIENTATION

 

Human "Doing" vs. Human "Being"

1. Fears failure (One of four primal fears: death, suffering, lack & failure)
2. Must know group rules before self-disclosure
3. Strong need for approval or complements
4. Has trouble reading the Bible (Perceives too many rules)
5. Always tired
6. Cannot receive complements (Defensive listener)
7. Always has an alibi or excuse
8. Always poised in public, but a terror at home
9. Nobody can rest around the P.O.P. (Performance Orientation Person)
10. Always judging and measuring (How well they/others are doing)
11. Exude/Ooze guilt
12. P.O.P. kids "must make me look good as a parent."
13. P.O.P. always controls, manipulates people around them
14. P.O.P. always feels lonely
15. P.O.P. has trouble "being real."
16. P.O.P. "rev's-up" to get jobs done, but operate in an emotion-starved deficit
17. Hungry for genuine affection

TO DEFEAT PERFORMANCE ORIENTATION (P.O.): IN PERFORMANCE ORIENTED PEOPLE (P. O. P.)

1. Ask, "What is your relationship with mom/dad?"
2. Ask, "Was affection demonstrated/shown in your home?"
3. Bring P.O. to the Cross of Christ:
a. Put P.O. to DEATH!
b. Ask God to love the P.O.P. without them having done anything.
c. Tell them of your love for them (hug)
4. Tell "former" P.O.P. when fear, unbelief and the old way of thinking and acting comes back again, sing, "Jesus loves me this I know, For the Bible tells me so."
5. Pray again that P.O.P. enters into the Hebrews 4:9 "Rest that is unto the people of God."


Courtesy of Sheepfold Ministries, Sharon, PA