An Accountability Partner Can Help You!
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In this journey we call life, it is wise to have others on your side. We are not meant to live as Lone Ranger trying to maneuver through the pitfall that comes up in life. You can choose to continue to struggle on your own, but it is not necessary, there are many people who love to walk alongside you. If you do not have a church that you attend right now, I encourage you to start at that point and find a good Bible-believing church to have them come alongside you, as well as you can be of help to others too.
Having an accountability partner in sexuality, or alcohol and drug abuse, or working out at the gym, budgeting money, and whatever specific personal needs a person might have. Having someone in your corner for encouragement and accountability is a very wise thing to have going for you. Often an accountability partnership can go both ways to help one another, which can be a win-win situation for you and a friend. Even if you are not going through major difficulties right now, as I already mentioned, it is wise to have someone on your side to help you maneuver through problems that come up in life. ~ Bill Greguska
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Why Do I Need An Accountability Partner?
Our first type of “accountability partner” would be that of our parents. After that, off it can be that of a big brother, big sister, cousin, friend, or even to an extent, coach, teacher, pastor, or even possibly a counselor. It is very wise to find yourself a mentor to bounce things off to understand better why you should or should not do certain things. A mentor has the experience (mileage in life) to know right from wrong. (assuming that your mentor is a Christian). Sexual accountability can be very beneficial if you have someone you can trust. That is wise to direct you in the right direction—without accountability in sexuality areas, working out at the gym, alcohol, and drugs budgeting money. We all need an accountability partner.
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways, submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
What Are Accountability Questions Designed To Do?
Below are some key Accountability questions you can ask yourself or have a mentor ask you. These are designed for small groups and mentoring for those from high school youth to seasoned adults. They are for men’s groups, women’s groups, and so forth.
Because of the number of questions, you need to choose three or four items each week. If there is a particular struggle area, add that one, too. Also, incorporate one of the critical passages above and spend significant time in prayer:
- Did you spend time with God through His Word, prayer, quiet time, devotions, and other spiritual disciplines?
- Did you pray for others this week?
- Are you satisfied with the time you spent with our Lord this week?
- Did you go to church or any other Christian fellowship related gatherings?
- Has your thoughts drifted away from the goals you have set up in your life?
- If so, how can your help to get your thinking back on track?
Accountability Partner Scriptures
- Proverbs 25:12
- Proverbs 27:17
- Ecclesiastes 4:8-12
- Romans 14: 13-23
- 2 Corinthians 12:19
- 2 Corinthians 13:6
- Galatians 6: 1-6
- Colossians 3:16
- Ephesians 4:9-13
- 1 Thessalonians 5:14
- James 5:15-16
- Hebrews 3:13
- 2 Peter 1:10
What Good Is It To Have An Accountability Partner?
Accountability Partner For Teens
- Are you spent daily time in God’s Word and in prayer this week?
- Have you had any flirtatious or lustful attitudes, tempting thoughts, or exposed yourself to any explicit materials such as the internet, television, movies, music, etc., that would not glorify God?
- Have you honored your mother and father?
- Have you remained pure in your dating relationships?
- Are you telling any half-truths or outright lies, putting yourself in a better light to those around you?
Accountability Partner For Men
- Do you spend daily time in God’s Word and prayer?
- Have you flirted, or had lustful attitudes, tempting thoughts, or exposed yourself to any explicit materials which would not glorify God?
- Is your goal to pursue the hearts of your wife and kids?
- Have you shared the Gospel with an unbeliever this week?
- Do you give your body daily physical exercise and proper eating/sleeping habits?
Accountability Partner For Women
- Have you spent regular time in prayer? When?
- Have your thoughts been pure? Have you resisted lustful, envious thoughts or exposed yourself to explicit materials?
- Do you have three relationships that you nurtured mostly?
- Do your words build up or tear down others or yourself?
- Have you exposed yourself or contributed to gossip?
Accountability Partner For Couples
- Have we prayed together this week? As a couple? As a family?
- Have we encouraged our children and each other this week? Compliments? Did you brighten someone’s day?
- How much time did you spend with God this week, not counting Sunday?
- Did you get your 5-second kiss/hug today? Did you give the kids a 5-second hug?
- Do you stay on or go above your spending on your budget?
Some Specific Scriptures to To Encourage You:
Ephesians 2:1-3 ESV
And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind.
Psalm 51:5 ESV
Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me.
Revelation 22:19 ESV
And if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book.
Revelation 22:14 ESV
Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life and that they may enter the city by the gates.
Revelation 2:11 ESV
He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. The one who conquers will not be hurt by the second death.’
Revelation 2:5 ESV
Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first. If not, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent.
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