“Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of the Lord.” Matthew 25:23
BY REV. DORAL PULLEY
Yes, self-evaluation is good and constructive criticism is beneficial. However, the evaluation that has the most impact is God’s evaluation. God’s evaluation of who we are and what we do will ultimately determine our true success or failure.
Sometimes we can be too hard on ourselves and we are our own worst critics. At times we can be too lenient on ourselves and give too many excuses for our lack of performance. Often, people are too judgmental of us or their judgment is skewed because of their own issues (Romans 14:1-17). Nevertheless, we can always be assured that God will judge us justly.
God sees us accurately. He has no bias. She is no respecter of persons (Romans 10:34). God’s evaluation is the final evaluation. There is no one that we can go to with an appeal of God’s evaluation (Isaiah 40:28-31). God has the final say; therefore, our ultimate goal is to please our Creator. We live to hear God say, “Well done!”
Imagine God giving you a current evaluation of your life overall: health, prosperity, career, ministry, family, friendships, marriage, community service. What does it say?
Rev. Doral Pulley is the senior pastor of Unity Temple of Truth Church, 511 Prescott St. S, St. Petersburg.