"So then each of us will give an account of himself to God.”—Romans 14:12
Men need relationships with other men. Yet too often we don't have strong connections with other great men, especially spiritual connections. Far too many men do life alone. And we go the journey alone because we prefer autonomy. I bet you weren't expecting the hard honest truth this morning.
Yet accountability is critical. God is a God of accountability. Therefore we better experience it and learn it because we will have to "give it" at some point. And I am not talking about accountability exclusively around things we do wrong, but the stuff we need to be doing that will make us better. Being held accountable and learning accountability are both critical. And the best way to learn is through positive accountability around actions that will have a positive impact on your spiritual life. For example, you need others to hold us accountable for praying, regularly generosity, reading the Bible, forgiving self, letting go of my anxiety, and things like these.
DO THIS: Get some positive accountability on one item today.
PRAYER: God, give me the courage to invite accountability, so I am not surprised on the Day of Accountability.