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Who Is in Controlling Your Life?

Sometimes we want to blame our parents, our upbringing, our past, our boss and even God for areas that we are not doing well in.

Stephen R. Covey shares that "Accountability breeds response-ability" and God say: "Each one of us will give an account of himself to God."
Romans 14:12

"The one who did not know it, and committed deeds worthy of a flogging, will receive but few. From everyone who has been given much, much will be required; and to whom they entrusted much, of him they will ask all the more."
Luke 12:48

"In this case, moreover, it is required of stewards that one be found trustworthy."
1 Corinthians 4:2

"Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they keep watch over your souls as those who will give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with grief, for this would be unprofitable for you."
Hebrews 13:17

"It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery."
Galatians 5:1

"Keep on the alert at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are about to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man."
Luke 21:36

"I tell you that every careless word that people speak, they shall give an accounting for it in the day of judgment."
Matthew 12:36

"Fathers shall not be put to death for their sons, nor shall sons be put to death for their fathers; everyone shall be put to death for his own sin."
Deuteronomy 24:16

"We who are strong ought to bear the weaknesses of those without strength and not just please ourselves. Each of us is to please his neighbor for his good, to his edification."
Romans 15:1-2

"Bretheren, even if anyone is caught in any trespass, you who are spiritual, restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness; each one looking to yourself, so that you too will not be tempted."
Galatians 6:1

"The person who sins will die. The son will not bear the punishment for the father's iniquity, nor will the father bear the punishment for the son's iniquity; the righteousness of the righteous will be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked will be upon himself."
Ezekiel 18:20

When you look in the mirror, what do you see? Does your reflection radiate: peace, integrity, purpose, determination, solid values and convictions? If the answer is no, ask yourself if you have accepted your role in how your life is at this very moment ~ the good, bad and ugly. Have you made a conscience decision to be accountable for your actions?

When you want to change your life in a positive direction then one of the first steps are to take an inventory of your life and accept accountability/responsibility for your actions, thoughts and life when you do this then you will be living, Mahatma Gandhi statement "You must be the change you wish to see in the world." Are you willing to be the change that you wish to see in the world? It starts with taking accountability.