Accountability Partner Perspective
Reason for the relationship:
“Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!” - Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 (NIV)
1. Time to pray with another like-minded believer who has my best interest at heart.
2. Time to openly share struggles and victories with someone I can trust.
3. Time to have someone ask the tough questions that need to be asked.
4. Time to have someone help you see the blind spots in your life.
5. Ultimately – to conform us to the image of Christ to bring glory to God.
Questions to ask: (these are suggestions - not commands)
“As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” - Proverbs 27:17 (NIV)
1. Have you been completely above reproach in your financial dealings this week - this includes giving to the Lord and the way the rest of the money has been spent? (Tithe -10% of your income, Offering - above and beyond your tithe)
2. Have you been with a person of the opposite sex in a situation that was sexually inappropriate or could be interpreted by others in that way?
3. Have you exposed yourself to any sexually explicit material? (This would be anything that appeals to your sexual desires and could lead you to pursue a sexual interest.)
4. Have you spent time daily in prayer and in the Scriptures? (Spiritual Disciplines)
5. Do you take a Sabbath? (A day set aside to be alone with God and reflect on what He is doing in your life.)
6. How is your Attitude?
7. Have you been in a conflict this past week that you were unwilling to humble yourself and resolve?
8. Have you been a part of any gossip this past week? (measure against Edification)
9. Have you been sensitive to the opportunities to minister and witness this past week? (Are you stepping out of your comfort zone and building relationships with the lost?)
10. Have you been an encouragement and help to your family this past week?
11. Have your priorities this week been to advance yourself or Christ? (Matt. 6:1-4)
12. Have you lied to me about any of the above questions?
*These questions are not meant to lead to legalism, but are meant to help you keep your priorities straight. Additional questions may be added as you feel the need for them.