Getting to know ourselves through a personal inventory

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Step four of the Living Life Recovery 12 Steps says, “In order to help me change, I will investigate and record with God’s help – my sinful habits and attitudes.”

In order to get to know ourselves, it’s helpful to take an honest look at our own character. Taking a personal inventory allows us to identify the areas where we need to make changes and grow. By being aware of our own strengths and weaknesses, we can work towards becoming the best version of ourselves.

The process of personal inventory can be uncomfortable, but it is worth it in order to change our lives.

It is important to approach the process with an open mind and an honest heart.

Once we’ve identified the areas we need to work on, we can then create a plan to make the improvements.

Taking a personal inventory is an important step towards self-discovery and a deeper understanding of ourselves.

1. Prepare Your Heart: Psalm 86:11 “God, give me an undivided heart that I may fear your name.”

2. Pray for Guidance: Psalm 86:11 Teach me your ways, God, and I will live by them. Lead me along the path of truth, for I praise your name.”

3. Reflect on Your Actions: Jeremiah 8:6,  “Assess your own behavior—how have you lived?”

4. Identify Areas of Improvement: Psalm 4:4 “Search your heart and be silent.”

5. Make a Commitment to Change: Deuteronomy 30:19 “Choose the right way and live.”

6. Ask for Forgiveness: 1 John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”