My Spiritual Inventory: Free Printable

Two weeks ago my husband and I studied Elder James Martino’s talk, “Turn to Him and Answers Will Come.” It is a wonderful talk from the October 2015 General Conference, and is probably one of my favorites…so far. This last week I studied President Uchtdorf’s talk, “It Works Wonderfully” another amazing talk. After reading and studying both of these talks, I felt the need to take a look at my life and evaluate it and take a personal or spiritual inventory of sorts. What am I really strong at? What things do I need to do better? What are some changes that could increase the Spirit in my life? Is there anything in my life that could be preventing me from having His spirit with me?

LDS Personal Inventory Sheet

In Elder Martino’s talk he talked about Laman, Lemuel, and Nephi. All 3 of these men were born and raised by ‘goodly’ parents. Yet, they turned out so differently. Elder Martino points out that Laman and Lemuel’s “choices allowed them access to potentially faith-building experiences. They left their home and their riches. They suffered through wanderings in the wilderness. They eventually helped build the boat, and they agreed to journey to an unknown land. But did these actions build their faith? Nephi’s faith was made strong, but Laman and Lemuel grew more cynical and angry. These brothers even saw and heard an angel, but alas, they continued to doubt.

And then we read Nephi’s question to his brothers in the Book of Mormon…

“How is it that ye do not keep the commandments of the Lord? How is it that ye will perish, because of the hardness of your hearts?

“Do ye not remember the things which the Lord hath said?—If ye will not harden your hearts, and ask me in faith, believing that ye shall receive, with diligence in keeping my commandments, surely these things [will] be made known unto you.”

My husband and I were able to discuss this talk together, and he asked the question…’Are we really like Nephi or are we more like Laman & Lemuel?’

Most of the times I just assumed I was more like Nephi, but when I really thought about it, I wasn’t so sure. We talked about the differences in our lives and Laman & Lemuel’s. We might not be asked to give up our home, land, and riches and go live in the wilderness for years. We probably will never be asked to build a boat and travel across the ocean to a strange land. BUT we are asked to do and NOT do many things. When we are asked to do something, do we complain and murmur just like Laman & Lemuel? Or do we say to our Heavenly Father, “I will go and do the thing that the Lord hath commanded.”

One thing my husband and I discusses was the TV shows we like to watch. In our home we don’t have cable or satellite, but we do have Netflix and Hulu. We just started watching a TV series that we really like. After discussing this talk we had to ask ourselves…

Is that TV show really a good show? Would we watch it in front of our children? Does it bring the Spirit into our home?

We’re not being asked to build a boat, but are we willing to give up worldly things like TV? Why is it so hard!?! I shared an experience with my husband that I had. Over Thanksgiving we decided to go to the movies. My Mom happened to be in town for the holiday, so she took the kids to see a movie, and my husband and I went to a movie that I really wanted to go see. I had read the books, and was so excited to see the final movie in the series. But as we walked out of the theater, after watching said movie, the 13th Article of Faith popped into my head…particularly this part:

“If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things.”

Was the movie we just watched virtuous, lovely or of good report? I quickly pushed the thought out of my head…because I knew what the answer was. I didn’t tell my husband about the thought either because I knew he wasn’t too thrilled about the movie choice. It wasn’t until a week or so later that I shared this thought/experience with him.


After we discussed many things like this, I brought up the idea of a ‘Self-Evaluation’. A way to look at our lives and see where we need to improve.

How to Become More Christlike

In Elder Uchtdorf’s talk, “It Works Wonderfully!”, he shared this:

“When it comes to spiritual truth, how can we know that we are on the right path?

One way is by asking the right questions—the kind that help us ponder our progress and evaluate how things are working for us.”

And one of my FAVORITE quotes from Elder Uchtdorf’s talk says,

“Sometimes we feel discouraged because we are not “more” of something—more spiritual, respected, intelligent, healthy, rich, friendly, or capable. Naturally, there is nothing wrong with wanting to improve. God created us to grow and progress. But remember, our weaknesses can help us to be humble and turn us to Christ, who will “make weak things become strong.” Satan, on the other hand, uses our weaknesses to the point that we are discouraged from even trying.

I learned in my life that we don’t need to be “more” of anything to start to become the person God intended us to become.

God will take you as you are at this very moment and begin to work with you. All you need is a willing heart, a desire to believe, and trust in the Lord.”

After reading both of these talks, I decided I really needed to do a self-evaluation…take a personal/spiritual inventory of myself, and start right where I’m at, and see how I can become a Nephi!


Personal Inventory Sheet

Do you feel the need to take a Personal Inventory? Today I am sharing a great printable to help you do just that! Here’s what to do.

1.) Print out my Personal Inventory Sheet.

2.) Read each statement and answer truthfully.

3.) Add up the score from each column. And then add up each of those to find out your TOTAL score.

4.) Lastly, write down a way that you can improve.

If you have a total score of 180, then you’re doing really well. But let’s be honest…I don’t think any of us will be scoring that. 🙂


Click HERE to print my Personal/Spiritual Inventory sheet.


I hope you enjoy my Personal Inventory, and take the time to do a self-evaluation. This would make a great FHE lesson, Relief Society lesson, a Sabbath Day activity, or to use for YM/YW. I would love to hear if you use it, so come back and leave me a comment.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful day!



Hi! I’m Sheena, the blogger behind Little LDS Ideas. I love sharing LDS Ideas and printables to help make your life and calling a little bit easier. I am a mother to 4 and a wife to one amazing guy. In addition to being busy with blogging and being a wife/mother, I am also in school. Studying and homework keeps me busy, but I love it. Thanks so much for stopping by! ♥


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  1. Karolyn

    Love this idea–Can NOT get it to print though:( Any help appreciated–and I love your ideas!

  2. Jennie

    Love this idea and want to use for YW, but can’t get it to download or to the point to print. Any ideas why?

    1. Sorry about that, Jeannie. I have emailed you the file. 🙂

  3. Kimberly Kennedy

    This sounds wonderful!

  4. Tanya

    I stumbled onto your page when looking for ideas for my lesson and this is perfect! I’m so excited to use it in my relief society lesson. Thank you for taking the time to create and share it.

    1. Thanks, Tanya! Glad you found my ‘Spiritual Inventory’ and that you are using it for Relief Society. Hope it goes well. 🙂

  5. Janet

    I LOVE this! I would like to incorporate this into a Relief Society lesson in March. Thank you so much so sharing this!

    1. Thanks, Janet! So glad that you like the printable and plan on using it for your lesson. 🙂

  6. Heather r

    Oh my goodness!!! ? I have done personal inventory for years but this. ……?✋this goes beyond! Love it! You were definitely inspired!

    1. Thank you, Heather! I’m so glad you like the printable. 🙂

  7. Angie Nelson

    Thanks for your thoughts and ideas. After having stake conference this last weekend I’m looking to improve. It’s easy to get sucked into things and not realize we are hurting ourselves. I look forward to improvements in my life. Thanks again!!

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  9. Kara

    Will you email me the link to your printable? The link isn’t opening for me. Thank you so much for this!!

  10. Mandi

    Love this. Great job! I was at a Stake Women’s Conference recently and one of the instructors used something similar to this from Preach My Gospel and instead of having us rate ourselves she had us note times in our lives where we exemplified the attributes. As someone who tends to be way too hard on herself, it was kind of eye-opening in a really powerful way.

  11. Love how you really personalize and act on Conference talks. Thanks for the printable. Good questions are a key for me.

  12. Nixda

    My husband and I love this, we do this together und set personal and marriage goals.
    Some improvement tips/ ways would be helpful

  13. Tamara Murray

    Hi, I love your thoughts and am wanting to share this inventory Sunday as part of my R.S. TFOT lesson. Would you mind emailing it to me? Thanks so much!

  14. Colleen Mecham

    I would love to use this printable, but I can’t get it to print out on one page like it shows in your picture. Can you also send me the file, so I can print it out. Thanks!

    1. Hi Colleen! Thanks so much for the comment. I just sent an email over with the file. 🙂

  15. Patti

    Love this! Can you email me the link?

  16. You just saved me oodles of time. At the last minute, I need to give the lesson……tomorrow. I am for sure using your ideas. Thanks!

    1. Thanks Marsha. ? I’m so glad you like the ideas and the printable. I always love finding ideas for those ‘last minute lessons’ makes life so much less stressful.

  17. Kim Llewellyn

    Hello, I would love it if you could email me the printable for my youth sunday school lesson – it’s perfect!

  18. Julie

    Love your insight and ideas
    Could you email me the printables?

    1. Hi Julie! I just sent you an email and updated the link. 🙂

  19. Sarah

    I love this idea. Could you email me the printout???

  20. Pat

    I need the link to print please, my personal inventure sheet.

    1. Hi Pat! The link is found at the bottom of the post. Have you tried it and had problems? If so, I can definitely email it over. 🙂

  21. James

    Here’s a take on the atonement with this form. ( TOTAL: _ /180 = 0% + Jesus = 100% ) I used this form for my 12-13 yr group and home teaching. It was received well. Thank you!

    1. Thanks so much for sharing, James!

  22. Julie

    I LOVE this! Thank you for sharing your thoughts and the printable too!

    1. You are so very welcome, Julie.

  23. Thank you so much for this print out! That’s a fabulous idea.

    1. You are very welcome, Marqueta! 🙂