Knowing what I know now, I also know being an empath is a gift from God. I have always known my gifts are from God.
Doing research on where this empath fits into God’s plan and where it is within the Bible, I have already read about Ezekiel’s empathy – his empath gifting, his burden bearing.
Interestingly, I have being referred to as being like Ezekiel’s role, by both of my counsellors, due to having a Watchman role, but it would seem I have more in common with him, and his gifting, although no where near on the same scale.
God will be equipping people, with this gifting – it is not ‘just a story from the Bible’.
This was from a Christian website, dedicated to Christian Burden Bearing and is exactly the same as what I have read about being an Empath, only from a Biblical and God given gift aspect.
Chapter Two – Are you a Burden Bearer? Here is a list of questions to help to see if you think you have the gift of burden bearing?
Have you ever thought that you were broken?
Do you feel emotions intensely and do not know why you are feeling that way?
Do you feel like a Chameleon around different groups, always changing?
Do you wonder who you are?
Do you ever feel you are accursed of God, but you know He loves you?
Do you hate going into public places?
Can you tell who is suffering when you walk into a room?
Can you tell what they are going through?
Do you get sick and go to the doctor and nothing is wrong with you?
Do you see pain in the world and cry out to God with weeping and sorrow for them?
Do you feel rejected by people?
Do you like to isolate from people when it gets too bad?
Can you see the sorrow in a child’s eyes from across the way and know they are hurting?
Do you shut down emotionally for no reason?
Do you emotionally detach?
Do you run from pain?
Are you an escapist?
Can you read people, and know who to stay away from?
Do you at times, answer people before they finish their sentences, or even before they ask the question?
Are you a softy for a lost cat or dog?
Do you or have you cried yourself to sleep many many nights and you don’t know why?
Have you been like this from childhood, from as far back as you can remember?
Have you gone to many counselors and they have told you all kinds of different things about you, and each one labels you a different way?
Are you fine one moment and an emotional wreck twenty minutes later after leaving a gathering? Is it hard to attend church at times?
Do you feel everything from everybody around you?
Can you tell when your spouse is down the street on their way home, and you know they are in a bad or funky mood, even before they get home?
Do you wish and pray it would all go away?
Do you only have a few close friends?
Do you not go into great depths about your emotional life, and try to hide it from everyone?
These are just a few question to see if you are a burden bearer. If you answered yes to 90 percent or more, yes to 26 or more out of these 30 questions, you are most likely a burden bearer. If you answer yes to 70 to 90 percent, 21 to 26 of these question you want to continue and look for similarities.
Most people, who have this gift, are not happy that they have it; they think it more of a curse, until they get trained by the Lord in it.
So, if you are happy that you might have this gifting, and you haven’t had the gift redeemed by the Lord, you probably do not have it. This gift tends to work involuntary at times from the will, until it is redeemed.
~ Lilly Hope Lucario
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