Question Yourself

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The members of John Wesley’s Holy Club (we are talking over 200 years ago here!) would ask themselves a series of 22 questions in their private thinking time every day. 

John Wesley
John Wesley

Here are a just few of them:

  • Am I consciously or unconsciously creating the impression that I am better than I really am? In other words, am I a hypocrite?
  • Am I honest in all my acts and words, or do I exaggerate?
  • Can I be trusted?
  • Am I a slave to dress, friends, work, or habits?
  • Am I self-conscious, self-pitying, or self-justifying?
  • Do I get to bed on time and get up on time?
  • Do I insist upon doing something about which my conscience is uneasy?
  • Am I defeated in any part of my life?
  • Am I jealous, impure, critical, irritable, touchy, or distrustful?
  • How do I spend my spare time?
  • Am I proud?
  • Is there anyone whom I fear, dislike, disown, criticize, hold a resentment toward or disregard? If so, what am I doing about it?
  • Do I grumble or complain constantly?

Wow. Some of these are quite difficult to answer aren’t they?  Very deep but definitely food for thought.

It’s Friday – why not start the bank holiday weekend by asking yourself these questions, and if you don’t like the answers why not give yourself a chance do something about them? 

And I promise not to be as deep for a while!

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