Becoming Accountable

                                                                                       Becoming Accountable    


For each one should carry their own load Galatians 6:5 (NIV)


Being accountable is more than just taking responsibility for our actions. Accountability is the results we attain for ourselves.

There are many health programs to lose those extra pounds, to gain strength, and to fast. We join them to be accountable. But who are we really accountable to? In biblical times you would fast as an act of worship to God. Today you lose weight to feel better about yourself and appear to others as a healthy individual.

We set goals for ourselves too. Following yet another initiative to be victorious so we accomplish the desired outcome. The goals may be financial, career, relationship goals or anything that you want to achieve, prosper, and flourish which brings you joy.

Anything you do to improve yourself is wonderful and should be celebrated. This brings great joy to God. For he wants us to flourish using all the gifts he has already given to you.

 “Take delight in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart” Psalm 37:4

Recently I was working with my writing coach to help me be more accountable and use the talents God has bestowed upon me. We discussed my goals and what I wanted to achieve. How I would like my writing career to look like. Kate gave me very similar advice of what a realtor would say “location, location, location” only Kate’s words were “write, write, write some more.”

However, there is still more, it also means to be more consistent in everything you do. If you try being on a diet for a day or two, what do you suppose the results would be? This is why we must be consistent with anything we are trying to attain. Don’t give up or give in. Keep pressing forward, Paul had told the Philippians, he keeps telling the good news until Christ comes again. Paul’s mission was to spread the gospel. John the Baptist was to prepare the way for Jesus, the “Messiah”, Jesus’s purpose was to save us and prepare us for eternal life. What is your purpose?

I hope after you read these words, you’ll take a moment to reflect upon who you are, what do you aspire to? Journaling is a great way to reflect on who we are and to align our values with our desires. Knowing who you are and what is of importance to you is the beginning of all greatness.

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Tom Bratton

Thomas Bratton is the author of the Becoming Anchored Devotional and its companion journal. Tom, with his wife Gina, enjoys traveling and sharing about his experiences. Tom is a firm believer in sharing the love of God with others and that journaling is a form of worship and self-care. Get your copy of Becoming Anchored along with its Companion Journal here:

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