An Assessment that Pleases the Heart of God
Introducing the Heart of the True Colors Leadership Assessment (pre-reading)
Many times people loathe assessments. There are several reasons why. First, they are poorly written, which means the people are likely to not understand the questions due to the wording. Secondly, the creators of the assessments attempt to fit everyone into a specified category, which does not take into account people who are ascending into higher realms of glory. Also, when a one-size fits all approach is taken in designing assessments, the people that fall in between the various categories are completely left out (Creswell, 2014; Trochim, 2006). In order to avoid falling into the traps of a poorly designed instrument, this leadership assessment was created based on research (Hoffman, 2009; Jackson, 2005), prayer, and the interviews of other creators of assessments (L. Young, personal communication, November 28, 2016). Thus, the assessment is valid and reliable.
The instrument is highly likely to pass the face validity test when utilized (van Teijlingen & Hundley, 2002). According to Leedy & Ormond (2010), face validity can be described as the appearance of whether an instrument measures certain characteristics. The reliability of the instrument is determined by testing whether it will generate the same results each time it is administered. If a reliability test is conducted, the probability of the assessment passing is highly likely (George & Mallery, 2012). Therefore, if answered truthfully, the Shed Off Your Personality & Embrace God’s Personality assessment will produce consistent results every time the test is administered. With all this being said, when the emphasis of assessments is placed upon the Person of Truth (Holy Spirit), they will not fail.
While we have taken the time to conduct the scientific research behind the assessment, the heart of the matter is to rely upon Holy Spirit to lead you into all Truth and Understanding. Surely, this is a missing element in most, if not, all assessments, which are constructed based upon man’s psychology, philosophy, worldly wisdom, and human versus supernatural wisdom (Colossians 2:8). Beloved, there is a difference between attempting to assess and measure natural skills and personality in contrast to the development of supernatural abilities and divine personality. Perhaps, Father is more interested in how much of an accurate reflection of God’s glory you, as a leader, are reflecting in every area of your life, ministry, and business than He is in your skill set and persona. The world modus operandi is do better, go harder, and get there faster, and in order to do so, beef up your skills and education. This is why the majority of assessments one will take throughout his or her career are contaminated. Contrariwise, Father’s modus operandi is be more like Me, and I’ll work through your skills and education as you demonstrate My glory. This is the pure approach by which you will be appraised (1 Corinthians 2:14-16). Our prayer is that your confidence lies in the fact that this leadership assessment was birthed in prayer and confirmed and established via the mouths of more than two witnesses (2 Corinthians 13:1).
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van Teijlingen, E. R., & Hundley, V. (2002). The importance of pilot studies. Nursing Standard, 16(40), 33-36.