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03/18/09
Accountability
Filed under: General
Posted by: DrWayne @ 1:41 pm

The Scriptures remind us that we are and will be accountable for all of our behavior when judgment time comes.  We will have to stand before the throne and be tested by fire.  Accountability is a biblical concept that many try to avoid by blaming others for our actions or thoughts.  But we cannot just pass off our actions to others, we must be accountable for them.  Once we accept and confess our wrong doings then forgiveness is available to us.  Mathew 6:14,15 says “For if you forgive men their trespasses,  your Heavenly Father will also forgive you.  But if you do not forgive men thier trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.   

Another aspect of accountability involves obtaining help in altering addictive or obsessive behaviors.  We often have to turn to others to help us.  That is, we become accountable to them to ensure correct behavior. Changing behavior is not easy especially when the behavior is well ingrained or is addictive in any way.  One of the primary ways to move away from addictive behaviors or difficult behaviors is to use an accountability partner who shares in helping you focus on what you are doing and the new behavior you seek to develop.  Both counseling and coaching can be sources of accountability.  They can aid you in acquiring the accountability necessary to make the changes you need to make.  Groups are another especially effective way to develop strong accountability

  Two can accomplish more than twice as much as one, for the results can be much better.  If one fails , the other one pulls him up; but if a man falls when he is alone, he is in trouble.  …And one standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer; three is even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken. Ecc 4:9-10, 12

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