|9 - How to Have an Accountable Relationship|
|Written by Patrick Morley|
|Wednesday, December 10 2008 09:23|
Adapted from The Man in the Mirror and The Seven Seasons of a Man's Life (Thomas Nelson Publishers)
I played doubles tennis with a partner who always became angry when I netted the ball. Finally I told him, "Look, give me a break. I would never intentionally hit the ball into the net!" Nobody who trusts Christ with their life intentionally disobeys the scriptures. Men don't fall on purpose. Yet, we see men falling short of their full potential every day the wheels seem to fall off their wagons. Why?
One of the greatest reasons that men get into trouble is that they don't have to answer to anyone for their lives. Ask around. You will learn that very few men have built accountability into their life.
Every day men fail morally, spiritually, relationally, and financially; not because they don't want to succeed, but because of blind spots and weak spots which they think they can handle on their own. They can't.
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