Learning from John Wesley

John Wesley's well-known guiding principle was, "Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can."

He was a disciplined man who lead an inspiring life, the fruit of which you and I still get to benefit from today. Here is a list of questions by which John Wesley would review to examine himself:

1. Am I consciously or unconsciously giving the impression that I am better than I really am? In other words, am I a hypocrite?
2. Am I honest in all my acts and words, or do I exaggerate?
3. Do I confidentially pass on to another what was told to me in confidence?
4. Can I be trusted?
5. Am I a slave to dress, friends, work, or habits?
6. Am I self-conscious, self-pitying, or self-justifying?
7. Did the Bible live in me today?
8. Do I give it time to speak to me everyday?
9. Am I enjoying prayer?
10. When did I last speak to someone else about my faith?
11. Do I pray about the money I spend?
12. Do I get to bed on time and get up on time?
13. Do I disobey God in anything?
14. Do I insist to do something about which my conscience is uneasy?
15. Am I defeated in any part of my life?
16. Am I jealous, impure, criticial, irritable, touchy, or distrustful?
17. How do I spend my spare time?
18. Am I proud?

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