Have You Ever Taken A Personal Inventory?
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I use the term personal inventory to mean taking a closer look at our life and the circumstances I we are in. When we take a personal inventory, we can list both the positive strengths and also the negative weaknesses that we may have. I have gone to restaurants all by myself to have coffee or tea and sit alone to think of areas in my life that need attention. I have used the back of the placemat at the restaurant to write my thoughts and feeling down to get a better perspective on things.
It is always a good idea to stop and assess how your life is going from time to time. Sometimes even a small idea that might come to you can be just what you need to encourage you to live your life to the fullest. Take an inventory of what is going well and what could use some encouragement. You will be glad that you did! ~ Bill Greguska
Romans 6:1-2 What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer?
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A personal inventory helps you get your life in perspective. Before we can fully live, we should take a personal inventory — a closer look at our lives to improve our plans for the future. A personal inventory is just looking inward and outward at where our life is heading. Make a list of your strengths your weaknesses, and ask God what He wants you to do with your life from this point on. Before we can fully live our lives, we need to take a personal inventory and take a closer look at our life so we know where we are coming from and where we are heading. Many people seem to drift by in life, making the same mistakes repeatedly, not learning or growing!
Matthew 7:3 “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?
There’s nothing like rejection to make you do an inventory of yourself. ~ James Lee Burke
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- What does it mean to examine yourself?
Take A Personal Inventory Of Your Life!
It will help you examine your past, present, and future!
- Begin by sitting down quietly with God and write down on a piece of paper both the negative and positive things concerning your life to get a starting point to begin. You will need to make a decision that will make a difference.
- Then, with the help of prayer, ask God to show you what you need to do next. It is also a good idea to reach out to a friend, pastor, counselor, or someone you know who can give you some real insights and encouragement.
- You will most likely be surprised by what insights you will gain about yourself, both good and not-so-good, but remember that we are all imperfect human beings.
- Taking a personal inventory of life can be considered somewhat like a pep talk at halftime of a basketball game, evaluating what worked and what did not, and figuring out a plan for the second half.
Look Up And Take A Personal Inventory!
Scriptures And Questions To Help Take A Personal Inventory Of Your Life!
- Have you forgiven everyone in your life?
- Do you hate or refuse to love anyone for any reason?
- Is there anyone with whom you are harboring bitterness, resentment, or jealousy?
- Have you failed to put God first in your life?
- Is there anything you have put before seeking God’s will?
- Are you secretly pleased with the problems of another?
- Do you ever get bothered by hearing about the accomplishment of others?
- Do you often quarrel or argue with others?
1 Corinthians 10:31
- Sometimes, do you take credit for anything good about yourself rather than giving God the praise?
- Do you like to talk about what you have done rather than what Christ has done?
- Do your statements begin mostly with ‘I,’ and do your feeling get easily hurt?
- Are you more self-conscious rather than Christ-conscious?
- Do you allow feelings of inferiority to keep you from serving God or others in specific ways?
- Are there many times you complain and find fault with others easily?
- Do you quickly become impatient with others?
- Sometimes, do you say things that are harsh or unkind?
- Can you listen to unedifying radio or TV programs without being bothered?
- Do you read degrading magazines or websites?
- Is it necessary for you to seek satisfaction from any questionable source?
- Do the cares of this world weigh you down?
- Is your joy more than God and His Word found in your things?
- Do you engage in empty and fruitless conversation?
- Are there times that you ever lie? Exaggerate?
- Do you ever cheat or steal?
2 Timothy 2:22
- Are your thoughts about sex impure at times?
- Do you allow yourself to read things that are impure or unholy?
- Are you guilty of looking lustfully at others?
Personal Inventory Questions That Might Help You?
- Do you realize having gratitude will naturally make you feel better about yourself?
- Are you stressed out and want to change that?
- Is there someone you need to forgive who has done you wrong?
- Are you concerned that you might have symptoms of depression?
- Do you think that your marriage could use a little help?
- Have relationships been causing a lot of difficulties, and could you use some help?
- Do you usually find yourself lacking self-esteem?
- What is the meaning of life to you?
Consider These Personal Inventory Ideas:
- God did not intend for us to wrestle with life alone. While working on your list, trust that God has a plan for your life, and your job is to find out what God’s plan is at this time of your life.
- You can also view our many pages and our online resources/phone helplines using our extensive drop-down menu at the top of the page. Tell yourself that the best thing to do is to focus on the solutions and stop focusing on the problems by trusting that God has the answers you need.
- Take one thing at a time and do not get discouraged, but ask God to help you need to, do not be afraid to ask for help from a friend or professional to find some encouragement!
- If you have been encouraged in any way, or have any questions, let us know and share us with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, and those on your email list.
Some Specific Scriptures To Encourage You:
Psalm 139:23-24 ESV
Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!
Galatians 6:3-5 ESV
For if anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself. But let each one test his own work, and then his reason to boast will be in himself alone and not in his neighbor. For each will have to bear his own load.
Ezra 1:9-10 ESV
And this was the number of them: 30 basins of gold, 1,000 basins of silver, 29 censers, 30 bowls of gold, 410 bowls of silver, and 1,000 other vessels;
Colossians 1:2 ESV
To the saints and faithful brothers in Christ at Colossae: Grace to you and peace from God our Father.
Ephesians 4:22-24 ESV
To put off your ol, forf, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.
Ephesians 3:6 ESV
This mystery is that the Gentiles are fellow heirs, members of the same body, and partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel.
Ephesians 2:13 ESV
But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.
Ephesians 2:10 ESV
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
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