Assessment: How Self-Aware Are You?

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In our culture we’re living in a pandemic of ignored introspection. Action is valued over reflection, and all too often we rush through life mindlessly, always on to the next thing. And so we don’t seem to grow through our hardships, or we find ourselves stuck and don’t know why. Such lack of reflectiveness is a formula for a human shipwreck.

Have you been that shipwreck?

Have you ever taken time to get to know the longing inside? Often people are so busy simply surviving life they forget that really living requires some downtime reflecting on what they’re actually doing with their lives.

Take just a moment to consider this quick self-assessment.

1 = “Not at all true.”
2 = “Sometimes.”
3 = “Often.”
4 = “Most of the time.”
5 = “Completely true.”

How self-aware are you?

Question Score
1. I am juggling many responsibilities and feel like I can’t keep up with the demands in my life. 1:2:3:4:5
2. When I stop, I feel physically or emotionally exhausted. 1:2:3:4:5
3. I wish I could take a significant break to rest and reflect on my life with some soul-searching. 1:2:3:4:5
4. My spiritual life feels dry and lifeless. 1:2:3:4:5
5. I have a hard time sensing God’s presence in my life or experiencing his love for me. 1:2:3:4:5
6. I seem to struggle with the same issues over and over in my life and don’t know why. 1:2:3:4:5
7. I don’t like to think about negative or uncomfortable things for too long, and I distract myself to feel better. 1:2:3:4:5
8. I’m uncomfortable with strong emotions and would rather focus on practical, sensible things. 1:2:3:4:5
9. I feel stuck, knowing I need to make some changes but unsure where to start. 1:2:3:4:5
10. People rely on me and think of me as competent, but I don’t know how I feel or even if I care anymore. 1:2:3:4:5


 If your total score is 10 to 20, you appear to have good self-awareness. Use this opportunity to learn how to truly live out what you know. Really allow yourself to absorb what the Lord says about living life to the full.

If your total score is between 21 and 30, your life could use some improvement. Take a look at the scores of 3 or higher to identify what you need to focus your attention on.

If your total score is between 31 and 50 take heed. You and people like you are living life in a less-than-full way God never intended. Seize this opportunity to recalibrate your life, and believe the promise that when you dig deep, as uncomfortable as it may be, the rewards are sure to follow.

Regardless of where you are, slow down and let yourself be rescued.

*Taken from the book The Fully Lived Life pp 10-11

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