Every man needs accountability. Not the “Gotcha! Now I’m gonna beat you up!” variety that we so fondly remember. This variety leads to legalism and checklist spirituality. Eric Reed, Minister to Men at Houston’s First Baptist Church stated it best, “Men need an accountability that is voluntarily entered into and focused on unleashing each man into the vision that God is calling him.”
The result is not being beat down, but being built up. The Bible calls this edification.
This accountability can be elusive. Many men find accountability so frustrating because we have a tendency to cling to those individuals who flatter and rationalize our actions. They tell us what we want to hear not what we need to hear.
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