Some of us have put more stock in what man has said about God than what God has said about God. Are you going to hang on to erroneous beliefs about God or are you going to believe what God has said about Himself? God wants you to trust Him so that you can keep the temple of the Holy Spirit prepared/up to date with what God is doing. God trusts you so much that He allows you to self evaluate your faith to determine if you are growing in Christ and representing God with your whole being.
Paul says in 2 Corinthians 13:5, "Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves; prove your on selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?"
Excerpt from God Thinking 2 To See God by Keith C. Powell Copyright 2012