Every business needs to constantly do introspection. How is the business faring? Are things hunky-dory, is it stagnating, or rolling backwards?
Every believer also needs to do this assessment regularly. We are like fruit trees in God's orchard. He needs us to bear the fruit of the Spirit. Fruit like "love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control" (Gal.5:22)
Sadly, barren fruit trees will hear the damning words of Luke 13:7- ‘For three years now I’ve been coming to look for fruit on this fig tree and haven’t found any. CUT.IT.DOWN!’