“No one can be a slave of two masters, since either he will hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot be slaves of God and of money.” (Matthew 6:24)
It is tempting to allow things other than Jesus to be the master of your life, things like position, power, or possessions. These things try to rule your life. But you can’t serve two masters. Here are ten questions to help you determine whether or not Jesus is the true Master of your life:
#1. Is there anything in your life that you would not be willing to give up if Jesus asked you to?
#2. Who would you say is becoming the biggest single influence on your attitudes and behavior?
#3. If you were to review your calendar and checkbook for the year so far, what priorities would they reflect?
#4. When you pray, do you tend to just list things you want, or do you consistently tell God that you’re available and willing to do whatever He wants?
#5. Have you actually started to take concrete action steps to grow in the areas that Christ’s teachings have challenged you in?
#6. Do you have a mindset of wanting to coast with God?
#7. How rich are you in the real stuff of God?
#8. Do you consider yourself to be a representative of Christ and live your life in such a way as to protect His reputation?
#9. Is your heart toward others growing bigger or shrinking?
#10. Would you say that your net worth in heaven is growing as fast or faster than your net worth on earth?