One of the greatest lies the enemy leads us to believe is that we can do life on our own without accountability.
But all throughout the Bible, God speaks on the importance of remaining active in a Biblical community and regularly gathering together.
So if you think you’ve “got this” and don’t need anyone to hold you accountable – check out these deadly lies Satan uses to ultimately bring about your destruction.
“You’re Weak If You Ask for Help”
In today’s society, asking for help is seen as a sign of weakness, revealing that we don’t have it all together.
The truth is, none of us really ever have it all together – as each one of us struggles with something in life.
It could be impure thoughts, eating unhealthy food, the tendency to gossip, laziness, anxiety, perfectionism…
… and the list just goes on and on.
But admitting you are struggling in an area and asking Christian brothers or sisters to hold you accountable is prudent and wise.
“Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.” – James 5:16
Depending on the severity of your struggle, you may need weekly or even daily check-ins with your accountability partner.
There’s no shame in working with a trusted Christian to slay sin.
“You’re Too Strong to Fail”
Whether you’ve been a Christian for one month or an entire decade – ALL of us are prone to stumble.
Those of us who have walked with the Lord a long time might think we’re too “spiritually mature” to fall into temptation.
But that’s where Satan gets us.
In our overconfidence and pride, we think we are immune from stumbling…
… and that’s usually when we fall the hardest.
We’ve all witnessed stories of prominent Christian leaders and pastors who have let a secret sin take over their life – ultimately destroying their ministry and credibility.
But with accountability, you’re allowing your life to be an open book, meeting regularly with either a small group or a trusted accountability partner to make sure this never happens.
Shining light into your life and being transparent helps you stay accountable with what is really going on in your heart.
“You’re Too Busy for Accountability”
You might work fulltime or be the mother of multiple small children.
Perhaps you’re running a vibrant ministry and just don’t seem to have enough hours in the day to add one more thing to your plate.
Here’s the thing – accountability doesn’t need to be a legalistic and formal thing.
It could mean just checking in on the phone with your accountability partner or getting together for coffee after church on Sunday.
We all make time for what is important to us – and there’s nothing more serious than living an upright Christian life where you have guardrails in place to prevent you from falling.
And remember – iron sharpens iron.
You too can make yourself available should a Christian ask you to hold them accountable.
Sin feeds in darkness – let’s bring it to the light.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.” – John 3:16-17
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