Check your accountability

It happens almost every day. People compromise their integrity and make life-ruining decisions. They may be people we don’t know. They may be people we love or looked up to.  Michael Vick abusing dogs. A governor deserting his post and disappearing for days – to see his mistress. There are so many examples.

I got a list of questions for personal accountability and I thought I’d share it. They’re questions to ask yourself to see if you’re living up to what you believe. These 15 came from a list of 48 originally.

  1. Have I spent adequate time in Bible study and prayer?
  2. Did the Bible live in me today?
  3. Am I enjoying prayer?
  4. Have I given priority time to my family?
  5. How do I spend my spare time?
  6. Am I a slave to dress, friends, work, or habits?
  7. Do I insist upon doing something about which my conscience is uneasy?
  8. Have I been with a woman/man anywhere this past week that might be seen as compromising?
  9. Have I been exposed to sexually alluring material or allowed my mind to entertain inappropriate thoughts about someone who is not my spouse this week?
  10. Have any of my financial dealings lacked integrity?
  11. Have I secretly wished for another’s misfortune so that I might excel?
  12. Have I damaged another person by my words, either behind their back or face-to-face?
  13. Is there anything that has dampened my zeal for Christ?
  14. Is Christ real to me?
  15. Have I been completely honest with myself?

From Church Relevance, July 20, 2009