search (one's) heart

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search (one's) heart

To carefully consider or think about one's own emotions about or motivations for something. We're asking upper management to search their hearts and realize that this decision will negatively impact every employee in the company. I know you're hurt right now, but search your heart—you know that breaking up was the right thing to do.
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search your ˈheart/ˈsoul/ˈconscience

(formal) think carefully about your feelings or your reasons for doing something: If I searched my heart I’d probably find that I don’t always tell the truth. ▶ ˈheart-searching, ˈsoul-searching nouns: His divorce forced him to do a lot of soul-searching.
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And as we allow God's Word to search our hearts, may we repent and ask Him to help us do what's right and for the right reason -- out of love for the One who loves us so well.
So I started at what I believe is the heart of the matter: sharing with the congregation what I have shared here, and calling on each of us to search our hearts for anything causing separation from God, to repent and seek forgiveness and the direction of the Spirit.
We need then to search our hearts and clean our tongues before we speak.
Christmas is one of the most expensive times of the year for everyone, but can we search our hearts and find a little extra to send them?
As Christians steeped in the season of Advent in preparation for the celebration of Jesus' birth, we must search our hearts and ask ourselves: Whose coming is it that I am preparing for?