Making a commitment to Jesus means you are making a commitment to continual self-evaluation. Things that were ok for me to do a year ago, may not be ok today. Philippians 2:12-15 reads as follows (in the NIV) “…continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose. Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure…” What this says to me is that I must regularly stop and ask God if I’m still on the right track. Have I offended someone? Have I done something I should repent of? Am I beginning to live life on my own terms? Am I fulfilling God’s good purpose? Am I complaining about it?
I believe this is ideal lives at the very core of becoming ever mindful. Our faith requires us to examine our convictions often. I have been making a point to do this as my first thing every day and it’s actually becoming a habit. It’s becoming a subconscious transaction between my spirit and my mind. I feel that one makes the other quicker to respond to the things of God. Although it is sometimes challenging, it is also rewarding
Is it time for your checkup?