Self Exam

Websters Dictionary: Selfish means concerned excessively or exclusively with oneself: seeking or concentrating on one’s own advantage, pleasure, or well-being without regard for others.

Ask yourself,
am I…..
Think about youself.
Talk about yourself.
Use “I” as often as possible.
Mirror yourself continually in the opinion of others.
Listen greedily to what people say about you.[Be suspicious].
Expect appreciation.
Be jealous.
Be envious.
Be sensitive to slights.
Never forgive a criticism.
Trust nobody but youself.
Insist on consideration and respect.
Demand agreement with you own views.
Sulk if peole are not grateful of your favors.
Never forget a service you have rendered.
Be on the lookout for a good time for yourself.
Shirk your duties when you can.
Do as little as possible for others.
Love yourself supremely.
When someone criticizes you, is your first thought to defend yourself?
Do you focus on the failures of others? Are you known as a nitpicker?
Do you get envious when someone else gets the credit for your idea? Do you present someone else’s ideas as your own?
Do you feel a need to prove you are right?
Do you have a demanding spirit?
Do you have a desire to be served?
Do you tend to look down on others, especially when they do not know you’re looking?
Are your achievements (career, academic) important to you?
Are you driven to be recognized and appreciated?
Do you get your feelings hurt when you are not recognized for who and what you are?
Do you always rejoice when others are promoted or blessed financially?
Do you have a self-sufficient spirit, with a tendency to maintain you independence?
Do you think your position in life qualifies you for special recognition by others?
Do you insist on maintaining control of situations; insisting on having your own way?
Do you have the reputation as usually being late to appointments?
Do you use sarcasm in talking to others?
Do you feel confident in how much you know?
Are you wounded when you feel that you have been overlooked?
Do you have a tendency to resist authority?
Are you quick to judge others?
Do you esteem ALL others as better than yourself?
Do you have a “need” to get involved in everything?
Do you consistently fail to follow through on your commitments?
Do you attempt to force others into complying with our desires?
Do you enjoy being in the spotlight?
Are you eager for others to get the credit?
Do you have the attitude that if people would just do as you say that they would be better off?
Is your relationship with your wife primarily based on your God given authority?
Are you disappointed when you do not receive preferential treatment?
Do you get angry when having to stand in a long line?
Do you prefer greatness or personal obscurity?
Are you intolerant of others imperfections?
Do you get angry because of the trials that seem to persist in your life?
Do you seek to stay in the background?
Do you feel a need to correct people when they are wrong?
Do you resist asking God to do whatever it takes to humble you?
Do you work at maintaining your self-image?
Do you feel deserving of honor?
Did you think that any of these questions were targeted at you?
When you are forgotten, or neglected, or purposely set at naught and you don’t sting and hurt with the insult but your heart is happy being counted worthy to suffer for Christ…that is dying to Self.

When your good is evil spoken of, when your wishes are crossed, your advice disregarded, your opinion ridiculed and you refuse to let anger rise in your heart, or even defend yourself, but take it all in patient, loving silence…that is dying to Self.

When you are content with any food, any offering, any climate, and society, any raiment, any interruption by the will of God…that is dying to Self.

When you never care to refer to yourself in conversation or to record your own good words or itch after commendations, when you can truly love to be unknown…that is dying to Self.

When you can see your brother prosper and have his needs met and can honestly rejoice with him in spirit and feel no envy or question God while your own needs are far greater and in desperate circumstances…that is dying to Self.

When you can receive correction and reproof from one of less stature than yourself and can humbly submit inwardly as well as outwardly, finding no rebellion or resentment rising up within your heart…that is dying to Self.

ARE YOU DEAD YET? In these last days, the spirit would bring us to the cross. “That I may know Him…being made conformable unto His death.

” Phil. 3:10 Author Unknown (He/She died to self)