Pursuing Accountability

by Lee Buford on July 15, 2011

Accountability is probably not going to be on your Christmas list this year. I’ve never seen it included on anyone’s bucket list or list of “things I can’t live without”. Nobody wakes up thinking the one thing they must do today is find more accountability. In fact, human pride dictates a disdain for, or rebellion against, most forms of accountability in our lives.

But few things can motivate or propel you to a life of “better” than accountability. Whether it’s your walk with Christ, your job performance, or your responsibility to family, accountability necessitates more from each of us. It pushes us. It corrects us. It demands more than our nature desires to give.

Think about it the next time you have the opportunity sit under good teaching, leadership, or mentoring. Relish it. Cherish it. If you don’t have it, go find it. Seek it with purpose. And give thanks for the opportunity to have a brother or sister who’s willing to invest in you, for your benefit rather than theirs.

Just because you don’t want it doesn’t mean you don’t need it. You do. We all do. And the sooner you accept that truth the better off you’ll be.

Accountability is not something to be avoided. Pursue it. It may just be the one thing you’re missing.


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