Monday, October 6, 2014

What's in Your Inventory?

Companies assess their inventories to determine how accurate their books are.  Discrepancy's are red flags.  The same method can be applied to your personal inventory.  It's simple.  Just count everything you own and reconcile it with everything you are created to be.  If anything is missing, you know where to begin to fix the problem.  I'm not referring to material goods in your inventory.  I'm talking about your gifts, the items in your inventory that make you who are.  Are you ready to do some counting?  Here's a sample checklist:

  1. Integrity.  These are the things you do when nobody's looking.  Either you have it or you don't.
  2. Empathy.  Do you care about others?  Can you identify with their challenges?
  3. Godliness.  Do you see Jesus when you look in the mirror?  
  4. Generosity.  Do you skimp on tips?  Do you compliment others? Do you give your time to others when they come to you for help?
  5. Patience.  How to you handle traffic jams or long lines?
  6. Dependability.  Are you constantly late?  Can others count on you?
  7. Ambition.  Do you strive to be the best version of yourself on a daily basis?
  8. Forgiveness.  Are you willing to forgive others when they hurt you?
  9. Gratitude.  Are you thankful for all the gifts you have?
  10. Humbleness.  Do you feel superior to others?  Does your pride get in your way?  Or do you feel called to use your gifts to serve others without any need for a pat on the back?
This checklist is for your benefit.  If anything is missing, it's not too late to make changes.  Have a great day.

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