“The unexamined life is not worth living.”
Just that quote alone is enough to mull around for a few days.
Do we examine our lives enough?
Maybe for some of us, too much.
Then again, the naked heart is intended to be examined, and often.
We need to each look at our life and poke it with a stick, like when you were a kid in the woods and you would come across a dead animal. You would get a stick and poke it to see if it was still alive.
We need to do that with our own lives.
Poke yourself and see if you are still alive.
You may be walking around dead, of no good to yourself, others and certainly not to God.
So, take some time and examine yourself.
Take your current theology, and like a deck of cards, throw your theology into the air, and see where it lands.
Then one by one pick up your beliefs and theology and see what is real.
It is from God or from man.
Scrap the man made stuff and get back to what initially drew you to Christ.
Find that by examining your naked heart.
If you want your life to be worth living take a good hard and long look at your investments.
Not those you can count in the bank or a portfolio, but rather your investment of time into someone else’s life.
What was the investment and can you see a return?
Examine your investment of your time with God.
Certainly there is a return there if one takes the initiative to find some solitude and quiet time and see who you are now.
Not who you were, nor who you want to be, but who you are now, right now, at this point in your life.
Let this be a verse that sticks with you and inspires you to go beyond an unexamined life and heart.
“Let us examine and probe our ways, and let us return to the Lord.” Lamentations 3:40