The purpose of a home inspection is to help the buyer become aware of maintenance needs, replacement and/or repair requirements, serious defects, and also positive aspects of the home the are inquiring about.
The home inspectors look at both the exterior as well as the interior of the house (including inside of the walls and flooring).
When’s the last time you had a full home inspection of YOU?
You look great on the outside. You have the walk down, the talk down, and you even have the speech down…but what about your interior?
Are parts of you rotting from the inside in the deepest of deep parts of you that are out of your site?
Psalm 26:2 (The Voice) says, “Put me on trial and examine me, O Eternal One!
Search me through and through—from my deepest longings to every thought that crosses my mind.”
This is a cry not only for God to make you look good on the outside but it is an earnest plea for him to go in those cracks and crevices of our past and our present and call them out so that we can become aware of what needs maintenance, replacement, and repair in our lives.
He isn’t showing us just to tell us that we are jacked up…we all know we have hang-ups….but He is showing us so that we can begin the process of restoration and rejuvenation to a better us.
Here are the 3 areas that you need to inspect:
Do a quick thought check. Do your thoughts align with what God deems as holy and right? Do your thoughts help and motivate you to achieve greatness or do they seem to hold you down and provoke fear in you?
Remedy after the inspection: “We are demolishing arguments and ideas, every high-and-mighty philosophy that pits itself against the knowledge of the one true God. We are taking prisoners of every thought, every emotion, and subduing them into obedience to the Anointed One.” (II Corinthians 10:5 The Voice)
Do a quick heart check. Are you driven by your emotions? Do your emotions control your every decision (or your lack of a decision)? Are you on an emotional rollercoaster that seems to have no end? Does depression, anxiety, fear, regret, shame, guilt, etc…seem to have more power over you than you do over it?
Remedy after the inspection: “The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?” (Jeremiah 17:9 NIV)
Do a quick behavior check. Are your habits contradicting to what your goals are? If you are the only bible people see do your actions preach the gospel? Are your actions healthy for you and those surrounding you? Are your seed actions producing good fruit?
Remedy after the inspection: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.” (Galatians 5:22-23)