Holiday greetings to you my friend!
Another week has flown by in this time of holiday preparations. I’ve been super busy, not only getting the decorations done in the house, but putting together my Christmas Home Tour to share here with you. It’s been a little crazy but I did take time to appreciate the reason for the season, as I suggested last week and I hope you did, too. 😉
Today marks the beginning of the second week of Advent. This week, I’m thinking about taking my anticipation of Christmas a little further. In my journey of preparing for Christ’s birth, I’m preparing my self.
This week, I’m looking a little closer at my own life. Self-examination is a must.
Want to join me?
Let’s self examine!
In other words, we need to look at ourselves and try to work on areas of our lives that could be improved upon. I always strive to be a better person today than I was yesterday. We are, however, only human and can only do our best. We are never perfect, but we can strive to do better.
What does it mean to “make straight His paths”?
If I’m not far off, this verse is telling us to be mindful of our sins and seek forgiveness. Reconciliation is a big step in the right direction.
But what do I mean by self-examination?
Some of the questions I frequently ask myself are:
Am I compassionate, caring, and understanding?
Do I try to be honest and humble?
Do I practice humility and try to think of others more than myself?
Am I content?
Do I conduct myself with dignity, honor, and respect?
How is my self-discipline? Commitment? Determination?
Am I pure, and loyal?
Am I gentle and patient?
Can I be more friendly?
Do I cultivate my creativity and imagination?
Am I motivated and energetic?
Am I joyful, content, confident, thankful?
Have I reached a fulfilling life of
peace, hope, and love?
I believe that if I can check off several of these questions with a resounding yes, then I’m on the right track.
I’m on my way to making straight His path.
Have a wonderful week and good luck on your own self-examination. I’m sure you will be pleasantly surprised at how blessed you truly are and can find joy in the things that you need to work on. We’re half way through Advent and that much closer to being able to celebrate the birth of our Savior with an open and happy heart.
May God bless you!