X-Ray Questions – David Powlison – Part 3

X-Ray Questions; Discerning Functional Gods – David Powlison

Here are the next 10 Questions:

21. What do you see as your rights? What do you feel entitled to?


22. In what situations do you feel pressured or tense? Confident and relaxed? When you are pressured, where do you turn? What do you think about? What are your escapes? What do you escape from?


23. What do you want to get out of life? What payoff do you seek out of the things you do? “What do you get out of doing that?”


24. What do you pray for?


25. What do you think about most often? What preoccupies or obsesses you? In the morning, to what does your mind drift instinctively? What is your “mindset”?


26. What do you talk about? What is important to you? What attitudes do you communicate?


27. How do you spend your time? What are your priorities?


28. What are your characteristic fantasies, either pleasurable or fearful? Daydreams? What do your night dreams revolve around?


29. What are the functional beliefs that control how you interpret your life and determine how you act?


30. What are your idols or false gods? In what do you place your trust, or set your hopes? What do you turn to or seek? Where do you take refuge? Who is the savior, judge, controller, provider, protector in your world? Who do you serve? What “voice” controls you?



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