How Am I Doing?

by Mike Benson
KochEd.jpgFormer New York City mayor, Ed Koch, used to drive around town asking the different people he met, “How am I doing?” Many of the citizens really appreciated his openness as well as his candor. In fact, many considered his forthrightness one of the keys to his success in the Big Apple.
What I heard Mayor Koch saying was, “I need to be evaluated from time to time.” The truth is, all of us do; all of us need evaluation. If we’re unwilling to undergo some form of personal appraisal, it probably says one of two things: either 1) we are unwilling to grow, or 2) we have something to hide.
David said, “Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me, and know my anxieties; and see if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting” (Psalm 139:23-24).
Dear reader, when was the last time you looked into the Word and asked, “Lord, how am I doing?” You might be surprised at His evaluation.

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