In many ways I am more accountable to myself than I am to God. This statement may seem foolish and irresponsible at first, but let me explain. God has set the standard ,and His authority and sovereignty are not to be questioned. The stability of this world and all that pertain to it are well grounded in the consistency of God. He is the one that will forever reign. He will never drift away and the priorities that He has established will remain eternally constant. God will never change. He has promised to meet my needs, the basic requirement being that of salvation and restoration. If I am to triumph it will be through His love and unwavering desire to provide. Being accountable to myself and to my God only places the burden of accountability and dependability upon my back. I can only find life’s true purpose and validity in my acceptance of God’s holy truth. Everything that I do must meet His requirement and approval. There is no way that I can succeed that will not take me to the foot of the old rugged cross. When I willingly acknowledge my weakness and recognize my need, He will always be there to forgive and uphold me. I must make that choice; it is my security and eternal safety that is in question. Accepting the responsibility and the gift of reason should not be ignored or considered worthless. It is good judgment that will take me to that place God wants me to be.
I am ruled by passion, and my desire to experience the pleasures of this world, and its attempt to draw me into its deception. If I willingly give in to this world and allow its pretext to rule my life, I will experience only those perversions that will cause me to become corrupt and bitter. If I am not willing to accept responsibility and to hold myself accountable, all that God has done will be of no true virtue or value. In my life its saving intent will be forever lost. The evil in this world is there to desensitize me and make me in opposition to the things of God. True accountability can only be achieved on a personal level; and, without a personal desire to be found responsible, what good can I achieve or what do I hope to gain? Misplaced opportunities and inauspicious gaps in my life are created by my inability to reason or to accept those things that are crucial and of great moral value. In and of myself, I have no consistency or desire to be found accountable or responsible. Accountability rests at the foot of the cross. Immorality and certain acts of pride are there to subdue and control, without an attempt of mitigating their circumstance, they will cause me much difficulty and heartache. Skirting what is needed provides no solution, immediate or soon coming. Reliability rests at home; and, without a desire to be found faithful, all virtue is lost.
As I examine my own accountability, I am immediately made aware of God and all that He has required. There is nothing that I can do that will ever make me worthy of His love, but my being worthy was never His main focus nor intention. The only prize and treasure I can gain is in the magnificent blood of a crucified Savior. In God’s desire to cleanse I am given hope; there can be no other way. Worth is created when something becomes desired or needed; and, without a passion to own, there will be no true desire or need. What good is a gift that has no value or friendship that is not about love and sacrifice? God’s reason for my existence was to gain true fellowship, not out of a spirit of equality but out of sacrifice. There can be no uniformity or harmony when everyone is equal; and, for peace to rule, the superior force must be in charge. God is who He is; there can be no altercation to this fact, the truth is what it is and will always be. This is not a truth to be despised but to be worshiped and adored. Attempting to change reality or refusing to accept what is honest and true has no merit and will only end up causing dissention and utter ruin. There is an excuse for every requirement, and there is a rebellion to every command. Placing yourself in the realm of conformity will gain those things that are desirable while divergence is sure to cause loss of heartache and strife. GLH