In the workplace, in our churches, and in the government, we expect accountability. And yet in our personal lives, accountability often strikes us as a negative thing.
That’s natural, I guess. Even in the Christian life, we expect others to do what’s right, but we often give ourselves a hall pass because our motives are good. Yet in holding this double standard, we can miss a huge benefit of growing in the Christian life.
In a previous post, I shared 3 benefits to having an accountability group. Committing to a group who will ask accountability questions really is nothing more than asking others to encourage you in the essential areas where you want to succeed in the Christian life. More than anything, accountability questions help you to be who you really want to be.
Here are the 10 accountability questions my group asks each week as well as a link for you to download the list.
10 Accountability Questions to Help Your Christian Life
- Have you spent daily time in the Scriptures and in prayer?
- Have you had any flirtations or lustful attitudes, tempting thoughts, or exposed yourself to any explicit materials that would not glorify God?
- Have you been completely above reproach in your financial dealings?
- Have you spent quality relationship time with family and friends?
- Have you done your 100% best in your job, school, or retirement?
- Have you told any half-truths or outright lies, putting yourself in a better light to those around you?
- Have you had the opportunity to share the gospel this week?
- Have you taken care of your body through regular physical exercise and proper eating and sleeping?
- Have you allowed any person or circumstance to rob you of your joy?
- Have you lied to us on any of your answers today?
You can download this list of accountability questions here:
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