Heart check: How can you do better?

Heart check: How can you do better?

Having the ability and wisdom to evaluate your own heart will be the difference between success and failure. If you are humble enough to recognize your areas of struggles and triumphs you will find yourself growing and learning. The qualities of a Christian are laid out very simply in the Bible. God provided us with this "check-list" so that we can recognize the areas we are struggling in, once we recognize our struggles we can go to Him and ask for forgiveness as well as the strength to make changes. 

Ok so here they are (Galations 5:22-23)

  • Loving
  • Joyful
  • Peaceful 
  • Kind
  • Good
  • Faithful
  • Gentle
  • Self-control

Don't feel discouraged if you read through this and you don't match any of the characteristics; choose to make a change. We won't be any of these qualities without Christ so the first step will always be putting Him first in your life. Determine where you can make changes and where you are succeeding. Having a relationship with God is being able to accept that you are weak and that you need His strength everyday. 

Thank you so much for reading through this! I feel like it's such a good reminder and that there is always room for growth. It's one of my biggest fears to become stagnant in my faith; I know that without God my life would be rubbish. I hope that this encourages you to put God first, if everyone on planet attempted to have these qualities the world would be a much better place.

With love, Kristen LemMon