The other day I was reading something, and it got me thinking about accountability.
Is there something in your life that you feel you need to be accountable for? Maybe it's finances, or exercise, Nonny keeps me straight with that, actually she keeps me straight with a lot of my weaknesses. I, personally, think everyone needs someone who will hold you accountable for your actions. Whatever they are. Maybe it is your spouse, or best friend, but I would encourage you to find someone who you feel close enough to that you can confess your struggles.
In Bible study, we talked once about how small groups originated. In that, we learned that people would come together and confess their sins to one another and receive encouragement from each other. I have to confess that their are some people in my church that I would definitely do that with, but, there are others that I would not.
If you know me, I have become a pretty honest, put it all on the table, kind of person because of things that have happened in the past. I don't want secrets to destroy any relationships that I feel are important, so I've learned to go straight to the source, if I have a problem. That tactic helps me to face things head on, no he said, she said, if you know what I mean.
I also try really hard to not be in a situation where I may blatantly gossip about someone. I do admit that this is one of my toughest challenges, because when things aren't going the way I think they should be going, I need to vent. (That's what I do here). Also, if I get called out on something, then I just got caught, admit it and move on.
I think that a lot of people have forgotten about accountability. There are a lot of people who don't feel the need to answer for anything. I personally think it's sad, one day, they will have to answer.
At the last minute the Bible study was changed from Hosea to Colossians.
"In all the work you are doing, work the best you can. Work as if you were doing it for the Lord, not for people. Remember that you will receive your reward from the Lord, which he promised his people. You are serving the Lord Christ." Colossians 3:23-24