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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

To Know Where I’m Going, I Need To Evaluate Where I Am At

In review of Romans 12:3 it says, “Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you”

Bottom Line:
Don’t think you are better than you really are, rather use good sense and measure yourself with the faith God gives you.

What this means to me:
I should not think more highly of myself or that how much better I think I am, than I should. Rather I should think of myself more honestly, in accordance with the faith God has given me.

Today’s verse reminds me that my first and greatest barrier to making effective change is my own pride. My pride gets in the way of making any real change. I don’t want anyone to see my flaws. In reality no one really has it all together and likewise no one is perfect.  Everything is broken because of sin.

For the most part, I put on a mask and try to impress others, pretending that I’ve got it all together. I’m reminded this morning that in order to have lasting change, I need to humbly assess my current state and admit that I don’t have it all together. Then, I need to be open and honest, then admit what my struggles are with.

Romans 12:3b says, “Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you” (NIV).

But am I willing to ask the those closest to me, “where I need to change?” Will I have the courage to ask others to be honest about and with me?

What I’m learning is that I will only be able to manage what I can measure. For instance, I can’t set financial goals without knowing where I am financially. I can’t set health goals without knowing where my health numbers are. Likewise, If I’m not familiar with the measure of my faith, I can’t grow it. I can only manage what I can measure.

It’s also important to record my progress, so that I can measure my growth.

Today I will consider and evaluate where I am, so that I can know where I should go.

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