Published on February 7th, 2012 | by djprophetic


The thing we run FROM, but we all should run TO…….

The thing we run FROM, but we all should run TO…….

Imagine a world with no rules at all, no bosses, no authority, no government, and no correction- nobody to tell you what to do or what you’re doing wrong. It sounds good but a life in this manner would be disastrous, chaotic, hectic- you name it!  We would have a society with even more rebellious children, more riots, more incivility, moral decay, more deaths, more sexual immorality, and more murders. So are you sure you still want a society without rules? The human mind wants freedom in every sense of the word- but where do we balance this? We need to be accountable to ourselves, to one another, and to God.


You and I will never escape accountability no matter how hard we try.  We will always be accountable to something or someone. If you’re an employee you will be held accountable by your employer, if you’re a CEO you’re held accountable by a board of directors or by the law. If you’re an athlete you’re held accountable by a coach. If you’re student your accountability is to a teacher. The list goes on & on- lawyers, doctors, dentist, parents, husbands, wives, teachers, children, musicians- they’re all held accountable. Accountability is something we need but why do we struggle with it- not wanting to be told what to do, not wanting to be corrected, and not wanting supervision. I admit I battle accountability from time to time but it is the greatest safety net for me. If I didn’t have accountability, I would be an unruly person and a disappointment to many. There is something special about having someone to give you direction, correction, and hold you to a certain standard.

We will never become all we are supposed to be without accountability. So if we have a problem with being accountable- we have a colossal problem ahead of us! Let’s look at a prime example from the Word of God. In Luke 15:11-32 Jesus illustrates the parable of the prodigal son. Lets look at the first 3 verses

11 Jesus continued: “There was a man who had two sons. 12 The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided his property between them.13 “Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living. 14 After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in that whole country, and he began to be in need.

The prodigal son thought it would be better to be free from being accountable to his father and separated himself and did all that he wanted to do and then later came to his senses this is not the way to live. So not having accountability seems attractive at first but the consequences are devastating! Lets decide today that we are going to remain accountable to God, our families, the government, and ourselves.


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