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Every Yom Kippur Jewish tradition requires a strict spiritual inventory. You aren’t supposed to just sit around feeling guilty, but to take action in the real world to set things right. ~ Naomi Wolf

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?


Taking a personal inventory at least a few times a year can help you refocus the life you are living to make sure you are living for Christ! Here are some encouraging scriptures concerning taking a personal inventory of your life.


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When Was The Last You Took A Personal Inventory?

Take a personal inventory of yourself!

When was the last time you took a personal inventory?

A personal inventory helps you get your life in perspective.

Before any of us 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 taking a close look inward and outward 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 any of us 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!





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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 of the negative and positive things affecting your life today 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 keep in mind 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 work, and figuring out a plan for the second half.




Scriptures And Related Questions To Help Take A Personal Inventory Of Your Life

Matthew 6:12-15
  • 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?
Matthew 6:33
  • Have you failed to put God first in your life in any area?
  • Is there anything that you have put in front of seeking God’s will?
John 13:35
  • Are you secretly pleased with the problems of another?
  • Do you ever get bothered by hearing 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 instead 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?





There’s nothing like rejection to make you do an inventory of yourself. ~ James Lee Burke

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?





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 possibly 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?




More Scriptures And Related Questions


Ephesians 3:20

  • 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?
Ephesians 4:31
  • 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?
Ephesians 5:16
  • Can you listen to unedifying radio or TV programs and not be bothered by them?
  • Do you read degrading magazines or websites?
  • Is it necessary for you to seek satisfaction from any questionable source?
Philippians 1:21
  • Do the cares of this world weigh you down?
  • Is your joy found more in the things you have rather than in God and His Word?
Colossians 3:9
  • 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?





Consider These Personal Inventory Ideas:

  • God did not intend for us to wrestle with life all on our own. While you are 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, and if you need to, do not be afraid to ask help from a friend or professional to find some encouragement!
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