Wesley’s Self-examination Quiz
“No man, for any considerable period, can wear one fact to himself, and another to the multitude without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true”
--Nathaniel Hawthorne in The Scarlet Letter
The following are nearly two dozen questions, which the member of John Wesley’s Holy Club reportedly asked themselves in the daily devotions. Please begin asking yourself these questions as one way of spiritually preparing yourself to serve our Lord on the foreign mission field.
- Am I consciously or unconsciously creating the impression that I am better than I really am? In other works, am I a hypocrite?
- Do I confidentially pass on to another what was told to me in confidence?
- Can I be trusted?
- Am I a slave to dress, friends, work or habits?
- Am I self-conscious, self-pitying, or self-justifying?
- Did the Bible live in me today?
- Do I give the Bible time to speak to me everyday?
- Am I enjoying prayer?
- When did I last speak to someone else of my faith?
- Do I pray about the money I spend?
- Do I get to bed on time and get up on time?
- Do I obey God in anything?
- Do I insist upon doing something about which my conscience is uneasy?
- Am I defeated in any part of my life?
- Am I jealous, impure, critical, irritable, touchy or distrustful?
- How do I spend my spare time?
- Am I proud?
- Do I thank God that I am not as other people, especially as the Pharisees who despised the publican?
- Is there anyone whom I fear, dislike, disown, criticize, hold resentment toward or disregard? If so, what am I doing about it?
- Do I grumble or complain constantly?
- Is Christ real to me?