Friday, October 7, 2016

Five Minute Friday- Test- A Simple Test

Here is to another Five Minute Friday. The word is "test".

Every single one of us struggle with having bad thoughts. They might be anxious ones or resentful ones or angry ones. But sometimes we have thoughts that we are not sure if they are of God or of our flesh. Here is a simple test to see what they are.

1) Does it glorify God? Are you focusing on yourself or what is right?

2) Does it bring you peace or leave you unsettled?

3) Does it keep coming up or you have automatic peace?

4) What does God's word says about it?

5) Does it harm someone else? You know, to see someone fail or something that doesn't seem like that big of a deal?

It is so important to keep our thoughts captive to the obedience of Christ. If our thoughts are bad, it will affect our witness and our attitude. It is important to have a simple test like this.


  1. Kristina, the test you've developed here is wonderful. I am printing it out and putting on the refrigerator, so I see it several times a day. Great job!

  2. How true and helpful these questions are. Amazed how our emotions can sometimes masquerade as God's voice.

  3. True Kristina! Thank you for sharing!

  4. I've been especially convicted about my thoughts for a few weeks now and this is yet another layer of knowing that I need to listen to where God is leading me. Your questions can greatly help in terms of discernment and to know what will truly glorify God and not just satisfy my own selfish need to be "right" or feel good in the short term.


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