Questions to ask yourself before 2014

As the curtain of 2013 closes on us, it is very important that we evaluate our lives before God. Not everything has worked in our lives in 2013. 

We can fool ourselves all year long by rarely studying, praying sporadically and maintaining our vices. Therefore we should constantly be evaluating ourselves physically, emotionally, financially, and above all, spiritually. Our testing must be truthful, to check if we are still aligned God's mind and will.

Keep in mind that evaluations should be for personal use not for judging others, otherwise they can become legalistic tools that promote sinful pride.

I encourage you to think specifically about all of your  actions (or inactions) in light of your  relationship with God and ask yourself some honest questions.

Questions to ask yourself before 2014

  • Do I still have the fear of God in my life?

  • Am I being led by the Holy Spirit or my own feelings?

  • Is the Bible the final Authority in my life?

  • Am I merely religious or do I truly have a relationship with my Savior?

  • Am I striving to do the Lord’s will faithfully?

  • Am I living as salt and light?

  • Have I mislead, caused to stumble or deceived anyone?

  • When I see sin in others, do I become self-righteous or do I grieve and pray for those people?

  • Does my faith work and is it authentic?

  • Who or what is important in my life right now?

Questions to ask yourself before 2014


  • Do I have a forgiving heart?

  • What are the weights in my life (sin, friendship, etc)?

  • From the time I invest in personal Bible reading and the quality of my prayer life, would God conclude I was serious about deepening my relationship with him?

  • Do I still have the joy of the Lord in my life?

  • When was the last time I shared my faith with non-Christians?

  • Have I been handling God's finances wisely?

  • What would you do differently if you knew that nobody was judging you?

  • Do I know how to love the hard-to-love?

  • Do I spend a lot of time complaining?

  • Am I more concerned with appearances than the condition of my heart?

  • Am I ready to meet Jesus?

  • Do I love others enough to not want to see them go to hell?

  • If I had to die today, where would my home be, heaven or hell?

There is definitely plenty to think about and reflect on. And hopefully you will be spurred on to make the changes needed by the power of the Holy Spirit!
Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves ~ 2 Corinthians 13:5.

As we go to God in prayer asking Him to help us see ourselves, we must remember that God loves us to the full. Even if we find a major problem area, God is ready and eager to forgive us upon repentance and change.