Have you ever heard the phrase, “You need to check yourself,” and wondered what it meant?

Well, in Haggai 1:5, the Word of God tells us, “Consider your ways.” It gives examples of the many ‘complaints’ one might have in life when they work for what they want, but with no success. Why, the Scripture encourages you to ask, might this be happening? The answer: if this is the case in your life, then it’s probably time to “check yourself!”

In other words, it’s time to ask yourself some hard questions about what you are doing with your life…and to make an honest and in-depth evaluation of your choices, your behavior, and your relationships.

Nobody’s perfect, in fact, as humans, we know we’re far from it. And as believers, we know we have two sides – our “flesh” side and our “God” side. But to walk in the fullness of whom you are and to be the person God created you to be, you must deal with the things holding you back from achieving your purpose and destiny.

Remember Simon Peter, Jesus’ “rock” upon which He would build His church (see Matthew 16:18)? Well, in Luke 22:32, Jesus told him, “But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not…” – because Jesus knew this trusted disciple had two sides. “Simon” refers to a reed – representing the weak and wavering side (remember Peter denying Christ three times?). “Peter” is a name that means “rock,” and refers to strength and stability.

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