We have the ability to embrace accountability

Capability
Without accountability
Turns into inability.

The more society teaches people they aren’t accountable for their thoughts, feelings, desires, and behaviors, the more chaos ensues. People who want to be accountable to nobody are a danger to everybody.

People who think they’re a failure are often just really good at dodging accountability. We can deny and mask inner pain, or we can accept the challenge to discover and change how we’re enabling it by our thoughts and actions.

Self-love without self-accountability and self-discipline is a stormy romance! You begin to heal and recover when you begin to hold yourself accountable. If you’re not responsible for your choices, you’re just a helpless victim. To find hope and to heal, assume responsibility.

Don’t just be accountable at the end of the day. The first thing in the morning be accountable for making your day beautiful. Every day I hold myself accountable to expose my mind to a continual barrage of hope.

It’s very difficult to improve if you rarely admit that you’re wrong. Your life is a blog post for people to read, a podcast for them to listen to. What wrong message are you sending?

Accountability can be annoying, but if you’ll stay with it, your pain will slowly morph into peace. You can’t improve yourself if you don’t think that you’re ever wrong.

To build a positive life, don’t fight other people. Battle the negativity and dysfunction that’s operating within you. If you’re indifferent to your thoughts and accept them without discernment, they’ll entangle you in mental bondage.

If we refuse to admit where we’re off track, we’ll stay that way. For true freedom, we need to push past our pain, step beyond the shame, and humbly admit our bondage. Unless we confess, we’ll continually regress. If we won’t continually correct our thoughts, feelings, desires, and actions, they’ll mislead us over and over again.

Without friends, my conscience, the Bible, and God’s Spirit to hold me accountable, I’d be way off track. Unaccountability isn’t freedom; it’s chaos.

Avoid accomplices who’ll attempt to help you do wrong. Acquire allies who’ll assist you to do right. As people we have a need, not just to be held in someone’s arms, but to be held accountable for our thoughts, desires, and actions.

Painful consequences are trying to hold you accountable to improve your thoughts, feelings, desires, and actions. When we try to reject all accountability, we experience chaos in life, but our pride tries to hide and deny our mess. We are the only one responsible and accountable for our choices.

Blaming isn’t very effective because we too often blame other people instead of our own choices and behaviors. The truth is often unrecognized because we don’t want to recognize it. Admit what you’ve done wrong and do your best to make it right. You are accountable for the thoughts, feelings, desires, and behaviors that you allow to take over your life.

As humans we’re constantly being judged by life. When we do unwise things, we experience negative consequences.

Greatness isn’t pride. It’s honesty, integrity, compassion, kindness, and self-control. A great nation holds itself accountable, not only for its present, but also for its past.

I’m holding up a mirror to help you. If you write it off as judging, it won’t be helpful.

Good advice
Can help you
Help yourself
But first you must
Take your heart
Off the ice.

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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