Sunday, December 10, 2017

Brother's Keeper - Accountability

Accountability is simply keeping your commitments to people. How accountable are you?
Can people count on you?
Paul had a responsibility to the body of Christ as an apostle such that wherever he found himself, he could not help but be accountable and responsible.

Philemon 1:10 (NIV)
“that I appeal to you for my son Onesimus, who became my son while I was in chains.”
Emphasis mine

This verse gives us the understanding that, even while in chains, Paul led Onesimus to Christ and Onesimus became a changed person.

Circumstances can skew our ability to be people of accountability. However, I submit to you this day that accountability is one of the highest levels of maturity a human being can exhibit. Please do not be deceived by the myth which cause people to think that accountability is for kids alone or accountability reveals immaturity.

We can only imagine how uncomfortable it could have been for Paul to minister Christ to Onesimus from chains, yet he did it. Paul kept his commitment to the body of Christ in spite of his circumstances. Are you keeping your commitments or have you allowed your current inconveniences to handicap your ability to be accountable? Better still, as a child of God, are you keeping your commitments to him?

Matthew 28:19-20 (NIV)
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Emphasis Mine

Are you committed to being an ambassador for Christ? Properly representing Him? Are you carrying out the Great Commision?
We count on the Lord every minute of our lives for the breath of life, can He count on us to properly represent him here on earth?

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