Earlier this week, we discussed the difficulty in receiving correction. As hard as that is, many of us find it equally difficult to help others grow through accountability.
How many times have we found ourselves in a scenario where we’ve needed to point out negative behaviors but didn’t? We want to avoid awkwardness and embarrassment, or we fear that others will accuse us of judging them.
We are called to serve others, which involves investing in their growth. Serving others is an act of love and selflessness. Serving others is not just the job of the clergy, but it is the responsibility of every believer. God has equipped us to help lead others to maturity right where we are. The goal of discipleship is to shape our attitudes and actions so we look more like Jesus and to help others do the same.
What does accountability look like? How do we pour into others? Perhaps it’s a conversation, a weekly check-in with a friend. Perhaps it’s teaching a Bible study or leading a small group. Some personality types, perhaps, have an easier time reaching out to others. But it is for everyone.