Have you made any goals for 2021? Every January, people all over the world discuss, write down and make goals better known as resolutions. No one wants to fail! However, studies reveal that only 46% of people who set goals at the beginning of the year are successful at achieving them. Many say, “I am not going to make any resolutions, because I already know that it will not last.” Each year I pray, and write down my goals. I think about what I want to accomplish and do differently. I may not accomplish all of my goals, but I can honestly say that I accomplish most of them. This week I want to share the 8th word that can totally transform your 2021 if you put it into practice, the word is “ACCOUNTABILITY.” I have found this word to be the key to accomplishing my goals.
What is accountability? Someone simply defined it as giving account for your actions. Accountability is knowing that you have to check in with someone about the things that you say that you want to do or that you are supposed to do. The dictionary defines accountability as; being accountable. To be accountable is being subject to the obligation to report, explain or justify something; responsible; answerable. Are you willing to be accountable to someone?
Having accountability can change your life for the better! I can think of so many goals that I have accomplished because I had accountability. From writing 5 books to losing 10 pounds, having consistent accountability works! I tried to accomplish the goals on my own, but I wasn’t successful. It wasn’t until I had consistent accountability that I was able to reach my goals. Whatever desires or goals that you have, I believe that God will place people in your life to hold you accountable. When your goals line up with God’s perfect will for your life, God will send you an accountability partner better known as an “AP. ”
For almost 20 years, I have served in a discipleship ministry for women at my church called Queen Esther. Many of the ladies who have graduated from Queen Esther have been successful because of having consistent accountability. Their AP holds them accountable for spending time with God, completing their lesson and doing what they are supposed to do. By the same token some ladies have not been successful because they did not want to be held accountable or they lost focus. Ultimately, God is the best Accountability Partner that we could ever have. He is the only perfect and faithful One. He never fails and will always be present for us. However, most of us need a human being to be used by God to hold us accountable. Romans 14:12 says, “So then each one of us will give an account of himself to God.”
What are your goals? Do you need to ask someone to hold you accountable? Are you willing to give account for your actions? May the Lord continue to bless your 2021. May He give you accountability to help you to accomplish His divine plans for your life. Stay tuned each week as I continue share 21 words to totally transform your 2021!
Until next week . . .