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The Blessing of Accountability

The Blessing of Accountability

Do you think accountability as a blessing? Let’s look, together, at the meaning of the word. Merriam-Webster‘s dictionary defines “accountability” as –especially an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one’s actions.

Now truly, there are some people that may look at having someone to be accountable to as a curse. But the reality is, to be a productive member of society requires us to not go about life freely with no boundaries. We need guidelines to live by.


I believe we all have an obligation to ourselves and those around us to be responsible. But, oh! How easy it is to fall into the traps of lazy or being undisciplined. I was complaining to myself about me last night regarding this very thing!

Colossians 3:23 says, “Put your heart and soul into every activity you do, as though you are doing it for the Lord himself and not merely for others.” Now I don’t know about you, but I sure do not want to be accused of ‘putting my heart and soul’ into being lazy!

And Ecclesiastes 9:10 reminds us to do everything with all of our might! Regarding this scripture, I sure don’t want to be lazy nor undisciplined with ‘all my might’. If I am going to work at something, I sure want it to accomplish something amazing!

Isn’t it interesting how being accountable encourages us to be the best version of ourselves? I don’t want anyone viewing me as lazy, especially Jesus who has done so much for me! I want to be the person that the Bible talks about. The one that Jesus is proud of!


I want my adoration and honor for Him to show! Not just to others, but to Jesus. And it isn’t because of what HE does for me. But because of who HE is!

Being accountable, also means being correctable. An irresponsible person many times will get disgruntled at the mere mention of reformation. But the Word of God tells us that God corrects and disciplines those HE loves! (Proverbs 3:12, Hebrews 12:6)

So while it may not feel like it is our good fortune at the moment, having accountability is such a blessing. Because it is for HIS great love for us!

What are some benefits you have experienced by having someone (or something) to hold you accountable? Drop me a line! I would love to hear from you!


Nowhere To Go But Up

Nowhere To Go But Up

Many years ago, my life took a chaotic turn. One night I went to bed happily married and the next morning I woke up to a world in shambles. Through vast circumstances, I was now a single mom with 2 small children and one on the way.

Multitudes of sleepless nights would pass with concern of the future and the anticipation of what the future might behold. I had to focus and take charge of what the road less traveled might be.

With very little education to this point in my life, the options weren’t plentiful. I had obtained my GED for better opportunities, and had even taken one college class; but the memories of schooling were in the distance of days gone by.

In my twenties, I got solid with my faith. I knew that this would be the foundation of growth, during this climb. Since I deemed this point in my life, to be rock bottom, there certainly was no other way to go but up.

After some intense soul searching and concentrated planning, there was a new-found determination to succeed. Deep inside, I knew that God would always make a way, even when it seemed none would exist.


My only hope, was trust in God and HIS Word and to recognize that HIS Word is truth. Isaiah 43:19 says God is about to do something new! It has already begun! Do you see it? Open your eyes! God said HE WILL make a path in the wilderness and rivers in the desert!

That day, I chose NOT to be a victim of my circumstances! I would move up higher! I would become more than I ever knew I could!

You may find yourself at a crossroad in life, not knowing which way to turn; feeling like every decision you make could be the wrong one. I’ll have to quote a Disney movie here and say that all you need is a little faith, trust, and pixie dust, but seriously, you really just need faith and trust.

What are your crossroads? Do you feel like you have hit rock bottom? HE (God) is waiting and is just a breath away……


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