No, I wasn’t kidnapped, well not exactly anyway. I had a “significant” birthday this past weekend and my family really “did it up right.” They kept me busy for 3 days straight. What fun! ANYWAY, that is why I haven’t posted for a few days, but don’t think we can stop learning! No, no, no! I’ve just had more time to think about this accountability thing and life.
Here’s a great, challenging thought. When we are with other people we get distracted, lose focus. Our obsession with pleasing all of those around us can take over our thought processes. When that happens to me my mind starts spinning and often I start acting too quickly. We need to stop and call out to Jesus. This can be done in a moments time. Physically I just take a slow deep breath and silently (if others are immediately around me) say the name of Jesus or help me Jesus. It’s amazing how quickly He can settle me down. (think John 14: 26-27)
This is especially true around family members. We often let them “push our buttons” and react rather than act with love. Who can help you learn to act rather than react? Who can help you be accountable? What’s your plan to keep yourself focused and accountable?