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Do A Self Evaluation

 

(2 Timothy 4:7) “I have fought the good fight. I have completed the race. I have kept the faith.”

(Luke 15:17) “Then he came to his senses and said, ‘How many of my father’s hired men have more food than they can eat, and here I am starving to death!”

(2 Corinthians 13:5) “Keep examining yourselves to see whether you are continuing in the faith. Test yourselves! You know, don’t you, that Jesus the Messiah lives in you? Could it be that you are failing the test?”

 

 

As we are ending the year, it is wise to take some time and write down all the things you have accomplished this year. If we don’t sit down and evaluate our growth both in the natural and the spiritual, we will never know what things need to change in our lives. In order to do this evaluation, we need to keep faithful accounts, and records or have some kind of plan laid out so we can present them to God. Remember, God does not approve of lazy workers or those who live without a divine purpose or invest only in the natural.

Make three different columns next to each other. In the first column write down all the things you started this year and finished. In the second column write down all the things you started, are still working on faithfully, but did not complete in the time frame you had appointed yourself. And on the third column write down all the things you wanted to do and never got around to doing. This will give you a real perspective of how diligent, faithful, or serious you are about your goals in life.

If your first column is the longest, then you have set too many easy goals and are probably not pushing yourself to improve in life, or have quit allowing God to challenge your faith. If the second column is the longest then you are probably like most of us, desiring to improve and prosper in life, wanting more of God, and hungry for Him to take you to greater heights. And if the third list is the longest, then you are probably not desperate enough to get the things in life you say you want and are lying to yourself by thinking that God will magically do all things for you.

By not regularly doing an evaluation, we can end up living a fantasy that will end up not only destroying our life in the natural, but also threatening our relationship with God. Keep in mind that the natural and spiritual are reflections of each other and therefore they need to work hand in hand. You cannot say you are strong in your spiritual walk, and then be a complete disaster and weak-minded in the natural.

The Prodigal son had to eventually come to his senses after he wasted all his inheritance and realized that there is no better place to be than at the Father’s feet. He had to suffer extreme hunger and shame to learn this lesson.

 


If you live life without a self-evaluation from time to time, you will never know what changes need to be made in order to move forward in God’s plan for your life. We need to stop living in denial. 

 


Prayers

• Jesus, You are He who had laid down His life for the sheep. Chief Shepherd. Shepherd and Guardian. You were wounded for our transgressions. You were bruised for our iniquities.
• Thank You, Father, that You care about every single detail of our lives.
• Thank You that we can confess to you all our shortcomings without shame or judgment.
• Forgive us for daydreaming and expecting all things to work out on their own.
• Forgive us for not keeping records, not having set goals, or not admitting where we have slacked.
• Teach us how to become diligent with our work in the natural and to be a good testimony for others.
• We declare that we will fight the good fight, complete the race,and have kept the faith.
• Help us to examine ourselves and to see that with You we will pass the test.

• We ask in Jesus’ Mighty Name. Amen

 

1 Comment

  1. Andrei Crasto
    26 December 2023 @ 19:14

    Nice technique of self evaluation

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