Does he constantly put himself first and think he knows better than everyone else?
"[Humility] is not a false piety that denies the strengths God has given," Collins said.
If he can't pinpoint the time of his conversion, or at least the time frame in which it occurred, then it might not have ever happened. Is he counting on his good deeds, religious rituals, and winning smile to get to heaven, or does he describe coming to the point of recognizing his sinfulness, turning from his own path in life, and receiving Christ as his forgiver and leader?
He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy, says Titus 3:5. When he talks about the future, is there room for God? Does he talk about seeking God's direction for his life?
What a person feeds his mind is what he will eventually become.
As Paul urged: Be transformed by the renewing of your mind.
It is an attitude that is open to new insights and has little concern about inflating our ego or enhancing our image." 12. What kind of books does he read, music does he listen to, video games does he play, internet sites does he visit, and movies does he watch?
Philippians 4:8 says, Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things.
Does he want to make a difference in the world for Christ? Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Is he willing to postpone immediate gratification so that greater satisfaction can come in the future?
Does he live out the biblical teaching that sacrifice and struggle often are necessary to achieve greater long-term goals?