“So then, each of us will give an account of himself to God.”
The title of this blog may just look like two words to some people. But to me, and to the rest of FCA, it’s the two of the three most important words in the English dictionary. A wise man named Jason McKay once said “Communication, communication, communication.” Well a wise-ish man named Caleb Busam is going to say “Accountability, accountability, accountability.”
The last few months of FCA have been very interesting. I’m going to be a bit vulnerable for a second. I broke rules, distanced myself from God, let the enemy get a foothold in my life, and ultimately wanted to quit again. But I also didn’t allow myself to see that. And boy did that wreak some havoc in my life. But my eyes have been opened to it now.
Community is a huge thing that affects you. First off, Craig Groeschel has a great leadership podcast. But in his episode titled “3 Ways to Lead Yourself Well” he said this, “You are the sum of your 5 closest friends.” When you surround yourself with people who don't take your words and hold you to them. Or challenge them. But they take them in and accept them for what they are. Lots of times I would talk about how I wanted to quit with my 5 closest friends. And instead of turning those words down, they encouraged them.
Accountability keeps you in God’s plan and in line. Accountability is what makes AND breaks your actions and words. And I let the enemy tell me that the men in FCA, the closest people to me. The guys that will die for me. The enemy told me that I don’t need accountability. That they CAN’T keep me accountable. So I didn’t tell them what was going on. And it got worse and worse, till I couldn’t hold onto it anymore. So I broke.
I told them everything. Now, I am in the strongest spot in my relationship with both FCA and God. I regret my actions and that I hid it away from everyone. But I don’t regret not quitting. Because now I have a family that is going to hold me accountable and love on me unconditionally.
So what is the big idea of all of this. Accountability and community is the two most, MOST important things in my life, and in growing your relationship with Christ. When you find a community, a group of people that have a common union, a common interest in Christ, that are as willing if not more willing to grow in that, you will win. You will have a group of people who will keep you accountable and keep you on track to getting close to Him.
“Carry each other’s burdens and so you will fulfill the law of Christ.”