Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Wesley's Accountability Questions

I came across this list of accountability questions that John Wesley would go over with those he was discipling...and of course answer himself. I thought it was a pretty interesting list and wanted to share it.

I think it's neat to look through these and see the questions that, honestly, I would never think of going over as something to be accountable to. Know what I mean?

  1. Am I consciously or unconsciously creating the impression that I am better than I 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 onto another what was told me in confidence?

  4. Am I a slave to dress, friends, work or habits?

  5. Am I self-conscious, self-pitying, or self-justifying?

  6. Did the Bible live in me today?

  7. Do I give the Bible time to speak to me every day?

  8. Am I enjoying prayer?

  9. When did I last speak to someone about my faith?

  10. Do I pray about the money I spend?

  11. Do I get to bed on time and get up on time?

  12. Do I disobey God in anything?

  13. Do I insist upon doing something about which my conscience is uneasy?

  14. Am I defeated in any part of my life?

  15. Am I jealous, impure, critical, irritable, touchy or distrustful?

  16. How do I spend my spare time?

  17. Am I proud?

  18. Do I thank God that I am not as other people? As the pharisee did who despised the tax collector?

  19. Is there anyone whom I fear, dislike, disown, criticize, hold resentment toward or disregard? If so, what am I going to do about it?

  20. Do I grumble and complain constantly?

  21. Is Christ real to me?

What do you think of that list?