How to Assess Your Own Strengths and Weaknesses

Weakness: a quality or feature regarded as a disadvantage or fault. 
Strength: a good or beneficial quality or attribute of a person or thing.
by Mike Corthell

Yes, we are going to use a 'pros/cons' kind of list to do an assessment. I know, another one of those. But it works, bringing things into focus, clearly outlining what it is we need to do. But in the end, the message here will be, that your Faith will make you strong.

“The Christian often tries to forget his weakness; God wants us to remember it, to feel it deeply. The Christian wants to conquer his weakness and to be freed from it; God wants us to rest and even rejoice in it. The Christian mourns over his weakness; Christ teaches His servant to say, 'I take pleasure in infirmities. Most gladly ...will I...glory in my infirmities' (2 Cor. 12:9)' The Christian thinks his weaknesses are his greatest hindrance in the life and service of God; God tells us that it is the secret of strength and success. It is our weakness, heartily accepted and continually realized, that gives our claim and access to the strength of Him who has said, 'My strength is made perfect in weakness”
― Andrew Murray

Before the 'strength/weakness list let's create a 'Skills Needed to Succeed List'. This will be an identifying and matching exercise.

When complete your list, check off the skills that you already have, and then put an asterisk next to the ones you think that you’ll need to develop. Set the list aside, you'll come back to it later.

Next list. Create two columns, one is “Strengths” and the other is labeled “Weaknesses.” Try to be objective. Don’t worry about the things you to believe are major flaws, and don’t overestimate your strengths either. Just write them down, and go to the next step.

After you've honestly assessed your strengths and weaknesses, get input from those around you and closest to you ― friends, family and co-workers. Ask them what it is about you that will help you succeed. Also, ask them to tell you about any weaknesses they see in you that might lead you to fail. Write their comments down.

Compare what you think with what others think. Be honest.

You now have a picture of what you need to do but again do not be down on yourself about any of it. Look at this assessment as a tool. and an opportunity to do your best personally as well as professionally.

Know that with both your strengths and your weaknesses, there is evolution and change. Just be open to new experiences and the things that will change you in a positive way. Hold on to and embrace the constant good changes in your life and don’t be afraid of what’s to come.

Why shouldn't you be afraid? Because, in the end, it will be your Faith that will strengthen you.

Invite God to meet you where you are right now, He's the boss and He'll lead you into the future he has planned for you ― all the while giving you the strength, the will and knowledge you need to get done what He needs you to get done.

''I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources
he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit.''
― Ephesians 3:16