Which do you see most in yourself? Print this and circle items which you most see in yourself.
LIVING UNDER SELF-IMPOSED LAWS . . .
- Means thinking my actions or things I do will make people like me.
- Brings a preoccupation with self
- Fosters an independent spirit.
- Will always be critical and judgmental.
- Creates high expectation (of performance) — of self and others.
- Means fears and anxieties control our life.
- Requires strength in ourselves to complete a task.
- Means we do not know how to love.
- Means we do not know how to forgive.
- Means we do not know how to bring others to Christ because we do not know how to bring ourselves to Christ.
- Destroys confidence in Christ’s ability to bridge the gap between God’s demands and man’s sinfulness.
- Determines worth by what we are doing.
or LIVING UNDER THE GOSPEL . . .
- Means believing there is no goodness in us to perform a single act of obedience without the power of the Spirit.
- Means believing our sins are forgiven, and we can then forgive others.
- Means accepting our position as sons/daughters without condemnation.
- Means knowing the power of the flesh (if given into) will bring internal conflict and conflict with others.
- Means believing we now have the Spirit’s power to love our neighbor.
- Means understanding there is a warfare with the flesh, the world, and the devil, but they are not greater than Christ.
- Means believing our life is under God’s sovereign control and that His will is good, acceptable and perfect.
- Means learning to go to our Heavenly Father in prayer to settle our problems and to have our needs met.