You know what to do.
You might even know the best time to do it.
But then you don’t do it.
Maybe it’s the shiny objects or squirrels that distract you. Maybe it’s the comparison, envy, or thinking someone else’s grass is greener (ps, the Biblical word for that is coveting. Ouch, right?!)
Sort of sounds like something Paul wrote in Romans 7:15: “I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.”
Or maybe the words of James are ringing in your ears: “Remember, it is sin to know what you ought to do and then not do it.” James 4:17 NLT
So how do you stay steadfast and obedient to carry out God’s assignment in the face of the distractions, discontentment and doubt?
You can always tell when something is important to God: it comes up A LOT in scripture, from beginning to end. Those are always the things He knew we’d struggle with, no matter where we are in history. Accountability is one of those things.
I mean seriously, if Adam and Eve had all they could ever want in God’s presence and STILL couldn’t be accountable to God, how can we?
On episode 178 of the podcast this week, I’m talking all about accountability and it’s place in our SAFEty First plan for business, because we all struggle with it. We all lean too much on our own understanding and strength, thinking “I’ve got this!” when we don’t. It’s uncomfortable to ask for help when we “should” be able to handle it and “make it happen.” Yet, God meets us right where we are to remind us that Biblical accountability begins with taking responsibility for our own actions, and making a conscious daily choice to allow Him (and others) to help us accomplish what He has given us to do.
We can embrace and walk out Biblical accountability by:
- Seeking Him first.
- Acknowledging our dependence on Him.
- Surrendering all to Him.
Regardless of how focused you are, none of this is possible to do alone. You need accountability to help you follow-through on the strategy you create, to maintain the discipline you need to live out your God-given kingdom-driven business mission. Find it an accountability partner. A community of like-minded business owners. And definitely find a coach that can help you at the right time (I know one LOL).
Here are two ways to stay accountable to God’s assignment today: