The person who matures in Christ is extremely sensitive to sin, quick to repent and longs for holiness. When you are growing in the Lord you continually think on the things of God and speak of them at every occasion.
On the contrary, the stagnant Christian is just that, a stagnant pool, the power of the Spirit no longer flows. The scum and muck of the world overlays the living water. If you are a stagnant Christian, you find time for everything but prayer and Bible study. You don’t feel comfortable talking about Jesus in front of others and you often camouflage your faith.
You may go to church but you don’t look forward to it; you just endure it. You see the Christian life as a duty to be performed not a joy to be embraced.
We have defined what it means to examine and test your life. We have talked about several good reasons to examine and test your own salvation. Now let’s talk about how to do that. Before I tell you how to test your salvation, let me warn you about some false tests, the wrong ways to test your relationship with God.
We all know that there are some good people in the world. They are very moral. They like to help others. They are honest and trustworthy, generous and kind. Very seriously, outward morality is never a test for salvation.