You’ll never get far in life – or recovery – without accountability.
Leadership expert Stephen Covey said it like this: “Accountability breeds responsibility.” In other words, if you want to live responsibly, you must first live accountably. (Yes, “accountably” is a word.)
The Book of Ezekiel tells a great story of accountability. God made the prophet a watchman over his people. “Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the people of Israel” (Ezekiel 33:7).
God knew the depth of his children’s obedience would be largely determined by the level of their accountability to someone else. And just as God placed Ezekiel on guard to stand watch over Israel, you need some friends to stand watch over you.
Recovery Step: As a pastor for 31 years, I was “boss” to dozens of church employees. And this is what they taught me about human nature: People do what you inspect not what you expect. Who is inspecting you?