A wonderful thing happened to me yesterday.
I shared a problem I’m having with a group of ladies at church;
an attitude problem that I just CANNOT seem to shake…
a problem that is slowly damaging a very important relationship.
One of the women came up to me privately later and we talked a bit further about the situation. She lovingly suggested ways I could exercise a bit more self control, understand my motivations and soften my attitude. I know I can (and must) improve in this area–I KNOW it’s up to me to take steps forward and yet I keep self-sabotaging. At the end of our conversation she said “Cindy, I’m going to hold you accountable.. I will ask you about this next week.”
And just like that, it wasn’t simply about me and this other person anymore..the one I’m having a problem with..
Nope, suddenly it was about me being accountable to someone else who will simply ask me if I am staying on track and making good on my commitment to do better.
It’s the equivalent of a personal trainer.. for my soul.. and it feels a lot different when you gotta go back in a week and report your progress, or lack thereof, right?
How blessed I am to have people in my life who care enough to hold me accountable. I think we all need that-especially when we’re stuck in a rut, don’t you?