Rules of Self Discovery

As we enter into the latter part of 2010, may we resolve to finish the year strong and carry that momentum into the new year. The only way we will be able to do that is by keeping our eyes focused on Jesus Christ (Hebrews 12:2). We must look to Jesus and constantly turn our backs to the world. In order to do that, we need to periodically take stock of our lives and do a self check-up of sorts. Often Christians think their lives are centered on Jesus, but in reality, they aren’t. What it boils down to is that they don’t truly know themselves as they should. This is where A.W. Tozer’s “Rules of Self-Discovery” are helpful. The late theologian suggests seven areas that reveal our values and our true commitments. Here are the questions:

1. What we want most.
2. What we think about most.
3. How we use our money.
4. What we do with our leisure time.
5. The company we enjoy.
6. Whom and what we admire.
7. What we laugh at.

No doubt if we take an honest assessment of our lives through these questions, it will reveal where Christ fits into our lives. Remember, we are either hot or cold – there is no such thing as a ‘lukewarm’ Christian (Revelation 3:15-16). So take stock of your life and see if you truly are looking to the Savior.

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