When was the last time you sat down with yourself for a good assessment of your life? Don’t we all need to know where we’ve been, how the changes we made in the past are affecting us today, where we want to be in the future and what aspects of our personal lifestyle are standing in our way of moving forward towards the life we really need to live?
Each of us will find a time and place to do this, if we want to. What are the benefits of deciding to look inside? Suddenly you are allowing yourself to do something precious – give yourself time. Every one of us is overbooked in our lives with little time to do anything for ourselves. We have jobs, families and friends who all demand our attention. How can we bring more to our daily relationships if we don’t take the time to know and understand ourselves first?
I won’t kid you and say it is all rosy when you do your inner research. Sometimes you have to deal with issues you swept under the rug – knowing one day you would have to look at them again. But guess what? If you’re like me, then you have tomorrow, but others may not; and how we react and treat others will count for us or against us on down the road.
So look inside – deal with what you want to avoid now. Get it out of the way so you can move forward. One thing I do recommend is to also thank God for all the courage you have walked in yesterday, for everyone has had a rocky road at sometime in his or her life. Praise God for the challenges you have overcome-the glory is His. Examine the times you have failed and the lesson you learned as a result. Be truthful. Be prayerful.
2 Cor 13:5 “Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?”
Prov 3:6 “In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. ”
Have a great week ahead.