Who keeps you accountable?
Up until recently, I’m not sure who I would have said here. Allen keeps me accountable, but loves me in spite of who I am at times. I a lot of the times know what I should and shouldn’t do but act differently around different types of people.
I didn’t realize what a struggle it was for me until recently. I want to be the same person around everyone! And when I’m not it weighs heavy on my heart. I know right from wrong, I know what to do and not to do, however choosing it is sometimes hard. When there is a hot topic and I want to weigh my two cents in on a subject and gossip just a bit, I know better but sometimes it hard to do. Gossip isn’t right no matter the context, it is never our place to cast judgement on others. That is a tough habit to break!
Now that I have been blogging and put all my thoughts and feelings out there, I am beginning to feel way more accountable when I find myself in these situations. I want to practice what I preach, I don’t want to say something, suggest it for everyone else and then not do it. I am finding that I am holding myself to a higher standard as a result of putting myself out there. I love it! I truly want to do what is right, it is not always easy and I don’t get it right every time, but I am putting forth my best efforts and that is what counts.
So I encourage you to find an outlet or someway to keep yourself accountable. Say your dreams and goals out loud and allow correction and discipline from a close friend or spouse. I know I am feeling more accountable in most areas of my life, even toward Allen. He sometimes hears and sees more than he should, and I’m ever thankful for his unconditional love everyday. We are striving toward living the life God intended for us, we are taking our selfishness out of the equation. It is so amazing, the 31 day Challenge to creatively love each other is very fun, the suggestions are so simple and doable.
So I find myself accountable to each of you, I didn’t see that as I began this journey but am very thankful for it. In all of my relationships, I want to be the best that I can be. I hope you will strive for the same, be intentional about doing what is right.
Do the things that you do on a daily basis as if you are doing them for God. I made a little list of things I could try to do better as though I’m doing them for God instead of my own benefit.
Being a wife
These are the goals for this week, in no particular order. These are the things I am going to work at as though I’m doing them for God instead of using my own strengths, I’m going to draw on His strength for these areas. As a result, I hope I develop more patience and understanding (especially for the first two?).
If you don’t have anyone close to you, I will be glad to be your accountability partner. I will try to help you achieve your goals whatever they may be. I pray that each of you are off to a great start in your week!
Keep on keeping on, the finish line is always worth the fight!