What words do you say about yourself? When you are talking to others, how do you describe yourself? And when you are alone, what comes out of your mouth? With the words you say, do you bless or curse yourself?
You may not even be aware of how you speak about yourself. But your words have consequences. The Scripture says out of your mouth proceed blessing and cursing (James 3:10). So which one do you use on yourself?
Here are 14 questions to ask yourself to find out whether you bless or curse yourself with your words.
Plato records Socrates as saying at his trial, “The unexamined life is not worth living.” While that may be an extreme statement, he makes an interesting point. When we rush through life, we don’t pause long enough to “consider our ways,” as the Scripture says (Haggai 1:5, 7). That’s why it is important to cultivate a daily practice of reflection.
Even if it’s only 15 minutes at the start or the end of your day, it is worth making the time for reflection. A survey of people in their 90’s discovered that they would have spent more time in reflection if they could live their lives over again. Anybody who has lived that long is worth listening to because of the wisdom they’ve gained—if only from greater number of mistakes they’ve made.
To get you started on how you can spend your time in reflection, here are three questions you can ask yourself.
What you do for a living is worth more than a paycheck. The time you spend working doesn’t have to be just time traded for money. You can spend your working hours in a way that will energize you. You can do work worth doing.
To get to that point, you need to understand what motivates you. And that requires a deep dive into what makes you tick.
In order to discover how you can do work worth doing, ask yourself these nine questions.
Your thoughts directs your life. And whatever your mind believes will impact what you say and do. Whatever goes on inside your head will eventually work itself out.
Whatever you believe about yourself will ultimately manifest through your words and actions. Jesus said that everything you say and do originates in what you believe in your heart (Luke 6:45; Mark 7:15-23).
Here are three questions to consider so you can be aware of what goes on inside your head.
Despite the pigeon holes that people will put you into, you don’t have to be the same person in ten years that you are right now. You have the privilege to change. But the question is: do you believe you can change?
You may agree on an intellectual level that you can change. But how about on a practical level? Do you really believe you could become the person you want to be?
Here are twenty questions in five areas to ask yourself to see if you believe you can change.
We all know we should obey God. But why should we obey God?
In looking back on my life, I have placed different emphases on my relationship with God at different times. But what should a relationship with God look like? What do you want your relationship with God to look like?
Think through your relationship with God. Which one of these scenarios best describes your situation?