We set goals.
We want to stay on course…
…but we wander.
We tend to let ourselves off the hook. We justify changes as soon as circumstances become challenging.
This, my Friend, is the value of walking the journey of faith with others. They truly hold us accountable… especially our trusted friends with whom we are willing to share our most private struggles, goals, and lessons that the Lord raises before us.
Many of us, however, do not walk so closely with fellow sojourners. Yet we still need to be encouraged, even pushed, to continue to walk step-by-step.
While nothing truly replaces an accountability partner, consider holding yourself accountable with a personal weekly review.
Add these faith questions to your life each week:
- What did I learn from the Bible (be specific)?
- What did I do to help someone (no personal agenda)?
- Who did I talk with about faith? How can I follow up?
- How did the Lord respond to my prayers?
- What specific need am I waiting on the Lord to answer? What do I need to do while I wait?
God is active! He is alive! If your faith seems dull and lifeless, step closer to the Lord.
“I remember my affliction and my wandering,
the bitterness and the gall.
I well remember them, and my soul is downcast within me.
Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope:
Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,
for his compassions never fail.
They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.”
The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him,
to the one who seeks him;
it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.”