Examine Your Faith

  • 2 Corinthians 13:5 Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you—unless, of course, you fail the test?
  • 1 Corinthians 2:11 For who knows a person’s thoughts except their own spirit within them?

Test yourself! Do you really believe what the Word says? Do you really believe God can do what He promises in His Word? Do you really believe that Jesus’ wounds have already healed you? Do you believe He will supply all your needs according to His riches? You may say to others you believe but only your spirit really knows the truth. What are you thinking or how are you acting when no one sees you?

If a promise of God is not settled in your heart, don’t worry about it but do something about it. Build your faith by reading the Word and putting it into your heart. (See topic Believing for Something.)

How to examine your faith:
  1. Listen to what comes out of your mouth when a situation or crisis occurs. Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. If the Word comes out immediately, that’s usually a good indicator that you’re in faith.
  2. Examine how you are and what you believe when there is no one around. Do you speak the Word with confidence knowing that God’s Word is truth or do you waver? How you are when no one is watching is usually the best indicator of your level of faith.
  3. Be aware of how you act once you’ve prayed for something and are waiting for God’s response. Are you restless, worried, fearful, or are you at peace knowing in Whom you trust?
  4. Do you believe and faithfully stand for what you’ve prayed for (Mark 11:24), e.g. thank God that He has already answered your prayer, continue to declare the Word over the situation?
  5. Is your faith in your own strength or solely on our wonderful God?
  6. Do you have a blessed assurance that God won’t fail and His Word is truth?   Nothing anyone says, no obstacle or flaming arrow will get you to waver on the promises of God.

Call to action:
Do you have a prayer request that is before God at this time? If so, do you know without a doubt that you are going to obtain what you’ve asked of Him? If not, take the time to examine why. If you discover any shortcomings in your faith, spend time in the Word and with God so that, if and when a crisis comes, your faith in God will ensure the victory.