Accountability in a digital age
by Holy Host
Since the fall of mankind, people have wanted to do their own thing without consequences for their actions. You mustn’t fall prey to this kind of thinking.
Much of modern thought, fad religions, and imitation spirituality try to direct you away from being accountable. But you know better.
The truth is, when you refuse accountability, you refuse to be transparent to those you should trust and in doing so learning and growing become impossible.
Continuing to hide from the truth, telling yourself you’re not making mistakes and there is no real right or wrong may feel liberating in the short term but it will never bring long term rewards.
Scripture says that you’re not only accountable for what you do but also for what you say…or what you text or post on the Internet…
Matthew 12:36, “But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken.”
True accountability should be to everyone in your life; friends, family, your church and country but most importantly, you must be accountable to God.
When you’re accountable to God that’s when you learn, when you grow.
Romans 14:7-12, “For none of us lives for ourselves alone, and none of us dies for ourselves alone. 8 If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord. 9 For this very reason, Christ died and returned to life so that he might be the Lord of both the dead and the living. 10 You, then, why do you judge your brother or sister? Or why do you treat them with contempt? For we will all stand before God’s judgment seat. 11 It is written: “‘As surely as I live,’ says the Lord, ‘every knee will bow before me; every tongue will acknowledge God.’”12 So then, each of us will give an account of ourselves to God.”
Be honest and have humility when it comes to the things you struggle with and God will reward your accountability with growth and strength.
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