Off Road Week 3 – Assessing the Situation

Off Road Lesson

Think: How well do you assess others and how well do you assess yourself?

Reflect: Why is it so easy to see things that need to change in other people, but so difficult to see them in ourselves?

Understand: What does it look like to “be honest in your evaluation of yourselves”? Are there attitudes or behaviors that you know you need to change?

Scripture: Romans 12:3

NIV: 

Humble Service in the Body of Christ

3For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you.

MSG:

3I’m speaking to you out of deep gratitude for all that God has given me, and especially as I have responsibilities in relation to you. Living then, as every one of you does, in pure grace, it’s important that you not misinterpret yourselves as people who are bringing this goodness to God. No, God brings it all to you. The only accurate way to understand ourselves is by what God is and by what he does for us, not by what we are and what we do for him.

KJV:

3For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.

What is the relationship between faith and honesty?

How does honesty effect faith in God?

Surrender:  What is your step to take to be brutally honest about yourself with yourself? What are some roadblocks that could potentially keep you from being honest with yourself?

Take Action:

Reply in a comment below which challenge you are accepting this week?

Low Degree: Share with the group an inadequacy.
Medium Degree: Ask someone this question: “What is it like to be on the other side of me?”
High Degree: Find someone you trust and have a brutal confession session.

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Comments

  1. I’m definitely going to do Medium this week: Ask someone this question: “What is it like to be on the other side of me?” Of course, I will have to decide who it will be, so I don’t get my feelings hurt TOO badly… JUST KIDDING!

  2. My goal for this week’s challenge it to question others on a regular basis what it is like to be on the other side of me. I want to ask more than one person so as to be able to get a wide range of input to evaluate myself with and then start taking action to correct inappropriate attitudes and/or actions.

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