Twelve Important Questions to Ask

by Ken Weliever

I came across a neat little book by John Mason entitled Ask: Life’s Most Important Answers Are Found in Asking the Right Questions. The book offers 244 important questions you can ask yourself. Here are 12 from the section “Looking Inward.”

  1. Do you count your blessings or do you think your blessings don’t count?
  2. Are you known by the promises you don’t keep?
  3. Have you noticed that 99% of the things you worry about don’t ever happen?
  4. Do you make decisions from a position of confidence or fear?
  5. How do you act when the pressure is on?
  6. Is it a long way from your words to your deeds?
  7. Do you judge each day, not by the harvest, but by the seeds you plant?
  8. Are you making a cemetery out of your life by burying your talents and gifts?
  9. What is your mission in life? Are you moving toward that life mission or away from it?
  10. What’s the best use of your time right now?
  11. Do you know where you are going?
  12. Would the boy or girl you were be proud of the man or woman you are?

Doesn’t that sound a bit like the instruction of 2 Corinthians 13:5?

Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you fail to meet the test!