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Potential Pitfalls Self-Evaluation

Condensed and edited from a message given at the Heart-Cry for Revival Conference, April 2014 at The Cove in Asheville, North Carolina.  ©2004 by Revive Our Hearts.

  1. LOSING THE WONDER

    Do I have a genuine passion for Christ and for ministry?
    Have I lost the wonder of my relationship with Jesus and of the call to ministry?
    Am I just going through the motions?

  2. NEGLECTING OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH CHRIST

    Do I have a vital, growing, intimate, love relationship with the Lord Jesus?
    Am I cultivating God’s presence through daily times in the Word and in prayer?

  3. PROCLAIMING TRUTH WE’RE NOT LIVING

    Is there any issue God has revealed to me in His Word that I’m not obeying?
    Is my private lifestyle consistent with what I proclaim to others?
    Can I say to others, “Live your life as I do, and God will bless you?”

  4. RELYING ON THE NATURAL

    How does my life evidence a dependence on the power of the Holy Spirit?
    What is there about my life and ministry that can not be explained apart from the Spirit of God?

  5. LEAVING THE PATHWAY OF HUMILITY

    Do I have a teachable spirit?
    Do I have a servant’s heart, or do I look to other people to serve me?
    Do I esteem all others as better than myself?
    Am I amazed that God would use me?

  6. SETTLING FOR THE STATUS QUO

    Am I exercising faith in God’s power?
    Am I seeking God for fresh vision and opportunities to glorify Him?
    What am I believing God for that only He can do?

  7. SERVING WITHOUT LOVE

    Is my service motivated by genuine love for God?
    Do I genuinely love others?

  8. LOSING PERSPECTIVE

    Does my life demonstrate a conviction that God is powerful and in charge?
    Do I act as if I believe He is big enough to solve every problem I face?

  9. SEEKING COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE

    Am I self-seeking or self-denying?
    Am I surrendering my “right” to comfort and convenience?