Deeply religious and faithful people--regardless of the actual religion they practice--focus all of their time and energy into knowing God and developing a better relationship with Him. This is unsurpassably important but there's something else that must be done before expanding your knowledge of God, or rather something that serves as a better gateway to knowing God. This something is knowing yourself. You're probably sitting there thinking, "What? I know myself perfectly. I know my hobbies, likes, dislikes, I know everything I need to know; I know myself better than anyone else knows me." But you're wrong. You don't know yourself completely, no one does. Except for God, of course.
So this talk of "knowing yourself," it's more than just knowing the facts about your life with others.
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