Going into a performance review with God
For many of us, once a year, we will get called into the office of our boss and go through our annual review. Typically its meant to be an encouraging time with some
recommendations to help us improve. Goals might be set which will help measure our performance throughout the year. The goals are meant to give us direction and to stretch us– all good things.
In the same way, it is good to periodically take some time to pause and reflect on how we are progressing in our faith. One of the best ways to do this is to set aside some time to allow the Lord to search your heart and also find a passage in the Bible that gives guidance or direction for living life.
I’ve listed three such Bible passages that I’ve used before and would encourage you also to memorize and meditate on these. Ask God specific questions as you read and think through these verses, such as: “How am I currently doing in these areas?”, “How can I do better?” “How did I receive Christ”, “What was my heart and mind attitude when I received Christ?” and “How is my heart attitude toward Him now?”
Col 2:6 Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him.
Deut. 10:12-13 What were God’s expectations of the Israelites in the Old Testament, but to fear Him, to walk in obedience to Him, to love Him, to serve Him with all your
heart, and with all your soul and to observe the Lord’s commands and decrees (which, by the way, would be for our own good)
Micah 6:8 He has told you, O man, what is good;
and what does the Lord require of you
but to do justice, and to love kindness,
and to walk humbly with your God?
Enjoy this exercise and the opportunity you have to be in a loving relationship with