How accurate are your self-assessments? Throughout Paul’s letters to the various churches, he exhorts Christians to analyze their actions. Before we analyze ourselves, however, we must first examine our thinking to be effective. How accurate are they? To be effective when examining ourselves, we must use rational, critical thinking. Critical thinking will allow us to use a fair-minded approach when scrutinizing ourselves. Having a self-critical attitude or making decisions based on fear will only produce biased and unfair thinking and will render our efforts to improve ourselves useless. We need to use God’s approach, which is truth in love, when examining ourselves in order to be effective.
John Miller is a United Church of God minister. He has been involved in ministry in various capacities in the United States and Europe since 1993. He holds a BA in Theology and a MA in Organizational Management and is also President of SUPERB Industries, Inc.