The Spiritual And Discipleship Condition Essay

1776 Words Oct 6th, 2016 8 Pages
Spiritual Self-Evaluation
“Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting” (King James Version, Psalm 139:23-24). In this verse, David asks God to help him search his heart so that he can be closer to God. Without God, the process of self-evaluation is impossible as David states in his psalm. What makes David such a good source for advice? In the Bible, David is known as “a man after God’s own heart” (1 Samuel 13:14). If David recognized the importance of self-evaluation, then every Christian should continually evaluate themselves according to God’s principles in the Bible. In this paper, I will be examining my spiritual and discipleship condition in relation to myself, God, and others.
In relation to myself, my greatest weakness is fear and anxiety. My biggest fear is change. In the past, I have had many bad experiences with change. For example, the most traumatic change in my life was the move from England to South Korea. The leaving behind of friends, culture, and comfort caused great distress. I did not know the language in Korea, and everything was new and strange. Another challenge and change was moving from South Korea to America when my mother became very sick. This change had a very big impact on me causing great anxiety, and the fear of losing my mother changed me emotionally. An additional traumatic incident occurred during sixth grade when I began a new school in a…

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