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Why is it significant to conduct a Self-Awareness Assessment? A self-awareness assessment is a critical piece of self-reflection to be able to look at or into a situation. Many times, we only see the good
in us or the good we do. We never look at the bad side of ourselves. However, when we choose to love, honor, and nurture ourselves, we still need to be able to take a hard look at responsibility and accountability for the part that we have played or continue to play—good, bad, right, or wrong.
Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
This prayer David has offered to God in Pslam’s, is one that is crucial to him being self-aware and literally asking God to give him insight to anything in him that needed to be brought to the surface. When we begin to take inventory of our character, triggers, emotions, lifestyle, finances, relationships with both God and others, this is the perfect example of where to start. God knows us in and out, and He also wants to shine the light on those places where we need insight or a simple tune up.
This will force you to sit with yourself and face some things that are not bringing out the best version of you, or that may be hurting others￼. The reason self awareness is so powerful, is because it influences every outcome in our lives. It gives you more self-confidence, which then allows you to communicate with clarity and intention. It also helps you to become better decision maker and allows you to understand things from multiple perspectives. Furthermore, It frees you from assumptions and biases because you are no longer looking outside who you are. Likewise, it helps you to realize that your lane is the only one you can control and change.
Self-awareness should be used as a tool to better yourself in areas that require growth. For example, when you become aware of how you feel, speak and think, you will see and understand the patterns of your life that need to be broken. Self awareness should be looked at, as something exciting and adventurous, and not performed with condemnation, guilt, or shame. When you couple the work of self-awareness and God, you allow the Holy Spirit to activate in your life to renew your mind, transform your heart, pull down strongholds (stinking thinking) and feel a deeper sense of love for yourself. Embrace the thought that you are a work in progress and not damaged goods.
When you dive into self-awareness, your confidence will skyrocket, you will have better relationships with yourself, God and others. Your stress will decrease, and you will be able to control your emotions. Overall, it will make you a happier person because you are throwing out the things that don’t work in your favor and exchanging them for things that now will work in your favor.
“Self-awareness is the ability to take an honest look at your life without any attachment to it being right or wrong, good or bad.” ~Debbie Ford
Going Deeper in the Word
1 You have searched me, Lord,
and you know me.
2 You know when I sit and when I rise;
you perceive my thoughts from afar.
3 You discern my going out and my lying down;
you are familiar with all my ways.
4 Before a word is on my tongue
you, Lord, know it completely.
5 You hem me in behind and before,
and you lay your hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too lofty for me to attain.
7 Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?
8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
10 even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.
11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me
and the light become night around me,”
12 even the darkness will not be dark to you;
the night will shine like the day,
for darkness is as light to you.
13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
17 How precious to me are your thoughts,[a] God!
How vast is the sum of them!
18 Were I to count them,
they would outnumber the grains of sand—
when I awake, I am still with you.
19 If only you, God, would slay the wicked!
Away from me, you who are bloodthirsty!
20 They speak of you with evil intent;
your adversaries misuse your name.
21 Do I not hate those who hate you, Lord,
and abhor those who are in rebellion against you?
22 I have nothing but hatred for them;
I count them my enemies.
23 Search me, God, and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts.
24 See if there is any offensive way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting.
This chapter in the book of psalms is perfect when it comes to viewing ourselves, our worth, and our value as individuals and also viewing God for who He is. God always intended for us to put our focus on him so that we can see exactly the way he designed us. This verse speaks to how God literally knows everything about us. He knows where you’re going to go, what you’re going to say, your motives, your intentions, and the beautiful part is that he is present with us every waking moment of our lives. ￼When we began to become self-aware, we will find how much God values us, and when we value him, we value his creation which we are his creation. Glorifying God alone will help you find your place and God’s supernatural design, and you will discover exactly why you are the way you are. You will also find that you are created fearfully and wonderfully made, that your actual design is perfect.
Believers, I encourage you to honor God, love God and glorify God, and in that process, you will find your place and his divine purpose and destiny for your life.
Blessings from your authors ❤️
“Know yourself. Don’t accept your dogs admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.”~ Ann Landers
￼Self-Awareness is defined as: conscious knowledge of one’s own character, feelings, motives, and desires. It is the ability to make an accurate assessment of your own personality, strengths, and weaknesses. It is the conscious knowledge of your character, emotions, desires, and motivations.
When we truly have ￼an understanding of who we are, how we think, and how we operate, it is vital because then it will give you insight on who got called us to be. ￼
In Matthew 1234 it says out of the abundance of the heart. The mouth speaks. What is coming out of your mouth, what do your conversations look like? What are you speaking about, are you captivating your audience or are you losing them because of the “” self talk. Are your words being used to encourage and to edify or to gossip, slander, and tear down?
When you begin to hear yourself, that is a beautiful way to take inventory of what is in your heart. This is just one way you can assess. I challenge you, believer, to listen to your words, see how they penetrate the people you’re speaking to use this as your exercise going forward and really open your mind and become aware of how your words make you and others feel.
Tim Keller said it best, he said, “Self-awareness is never the destination, it is only a step on the way to transformation.” ￼
This is the end goal God has in mind for all of us on this beautiful journey we get to call life.
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