So I am at work on my break and it dawned on me that I need to make a post about “accountability and obedience.” Crazy right?
Well, not exactly. As I sit here and make a list of a million things that I need to get done not only at work, but in my personal life, I ask myself, “Bri, are you really going to get these things done or are you simply writing them all down to make it seem like you are busy and have things to do?”
Haha, well if you know me, you know that great sense of accomplishment I get when I
cross something off of my list. It’s like I can sit back in my seat and breathe for a second.
I need to hold myself accountable for things I say that I am going to be do.
I need to be obedient to the things I know that God wants me to do in my life.
These are my needs. I’ve come to realize that I like to hold myself accountable and I like to be obedient, because it reflects my self-control in life. And even if I forget to do it at times, trust me there are plenty of people placed in my life to remind me of what I said I was going to do.
Who in your life holds you accountable for what you say you are going to do? Your boss? Your co-workers? Your family members? Your friends? Your not so friends? It’s seems like these days, EVERYONE is watching you. Either waiting for you to succeed or waiting for you to
So what can you do? Hold YOURSELF accountable. Don’t make promises to yourself that you can’t keep. But make your “yes your yes and your no your no.” If you say you are going to do something, then do it.
Now when it comes to being obedient to God—take time to pay attention, listen and then act. He is speaking to you daily, whether you realize it or not. It may be through situations, people you encounter or that still small voice we all know as the Holy Spirit that dwells inside of you. When you hear God telling you to do something, no matter how strange it may seem to you, trust in him and do it. Be obedient and be blessed.
I am not perfect, but I am pushing myself each and every day to become more accountable and more obedient. How about you join me?