“Examine me, O Lord, and try me; test my mind and heart” (Psalm 26:2).
Ego will not allow you to earnestly pray this prayer. While most err in thinking themselves a good judge of others, none of us do well in judging and evaluating ourselves. Our ego-centric existence blinds us to the greater realities that exist; that others are not the blame for our malady; that we are the virus of our own sickness. Ego is the featherbed offering comfort to the soul that refuses to grow, mature, and be transformed.