Here are some of the questions that pondering this comparison raises for me:
- There is nothing that I can accomplish apart from abiding in Him. Am I engaged in anything that I am depending on me rather than Him?
- Jesus said that I am to seek His Kingdom first. What have I placed before Him and His assignment for me in my priorities?
- God gave me gifts for the benefit of the Body. However, I need others in the body to build me up in my gifts. Where have I isolated or cut myself off physically, emotionally, or spiritually from those in the Body who are there to help me grow deeper in the knowledge of Christ?
- The assignment I have been given, to make disciples, is difficult. However, there are clear models in the Scripture for me to follow. How well do I understand and follow those models?
- The assignment I have been given is not so that I am recognized or exalted, but so that the Lord is shown as the glorious strong Lord that He is. Where have I wanted to, or taken credit, or sought credit rather than pointing those who would praise me to the Lord?
- The Lord equipped me to serve Him. Where have I been tempted to use those gifts for my benefit or my glory?
- David was all in, in his commitment to the Lord. Where have I reserved portions of my life for me rather than completely surrendering to the Lord?
- David provided for work that he would not see finished in his lifetime with all of his ability. Where am I holding back? Where am I looking to provide for me rather than trusting the Lord’s provision?
That requires dealing honestly with difficult questions.