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For great, biblical teaching, essays on current events, parenting and more:

The Gospel Coalition

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Our Daily Bread

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Shepherding in the Gospel: A Self-Evaluation


The DAY :: Check-in: How are you doing this morning? Just a quick assessment – how are you feeling right now?

Re-Trace: What emotions have you walked through? What has triggered them?

Give Thanks: What can you honestly thank God for this morning?

The MONTH :: Check-in: Think back over the past month. What has been significant (positive or negative) to you circumstantially or emotionally?

Re-Trace: How have you responded to your circumstances? How do you feel and think about your response?

Give Thanks: What can you honestly thank God for over the past month?

The YEAR :: Check-in: Think back over the past year. What has been significant (positive or negative) to you circumstantially or emotionally?

Re-Trace: How did you respond to your circumstances? How do you feel and think about your response?

Give Thanks: What can you honestly thank God for over the past year?

What is easy to thank God for about the past month or year?

What is hard for you to be thankful for?

Action Steps


Tell about a moment in your life that was hard and painful and looked nothing like a gift, until later you began to discover that a gift was wrapped up in the pain of that moment.

From what you’ve written above, are there concerns or issues that overwhelm you?

Do you find them coming to mind first thing in the morning and as the last thing you think about before you go to sleep at night?

If so, we highly recommend you arrange an appointment with one of our pastors to receive biblical counseling or for a referral to a professional Christian counselor. We are here to help.

Going Deeper


Do you ever fear you’ve stepped out of God’s favor and love? If so, why?

Do you still regularly hurt in your soul from past expectations not met by your family, your friends, the church, or even God?

Are you hurting or wounded from past failures in your own life or someone else’s?

Do you think you’ve improperly coped with stressors, struggles, or sin? How so?

Have you felt “burned out” or borderline burn-out in your work, family relationships, and/or local church ministry?

Why do you think this is so? (Circle all that apply)

“Lost sense of value or meaning in the work”

“Unmet expectations”

“Spiritual depression”

“Overworked”

“Not a healthy measure of work and rest”

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When was the last time you had a family or person from church over for a meal in your home or they had you over for dinner?

Do you have a close friend or accountability partner in the church family?