Came across this on 'Stuff Christians Like', very challenging:
I think every Christian has a “Doesn’t Count List” (DCL), a collection of small things we do that might not be completely in God’s will for our life, but they’re so tiny they don’t really matter. If you say you don’t have a DCL, apparently lying is one of the items on yours because that’s just what you did.
.........You could easily read my Doesn’t Count List and think, “Everybody does that. We can’t be perfect, what’s the big deal?” And you’d be right, we can’t be perfect, but what I’ve found in my own life is that the DCL is never satisfied with staying small and insignificant. It’s a hungry little list. It always wants more of your life. It always wants you to add new things to it. To grow and stretch until it’s a mile long.
If you can cope with a good hard look in the mirror, then it's worth reading the whole post. And if you read it all without being challenged, then you're either a saint or in serious trouble.
'Stuff Christians Like' is not to be confused with 'Stuff Christian Culture Likes', but both are a pretty good reality check.