Accountability Partners can help you find a way to reach your goals. Here’s how to find one.
One of the best things of life are the people who taught you an important lesson. People that said the thing you needed the moment you needed it. People who can tell you need a little tough love and were not afraid to show it.
These people help us do the right thing even when we are struggling to know what’s best. As we grow and change in life, it’s hard to see the right path when you are surrounded by all the trees of the forest.
A person who has traveled this path can help guide you to wise decisions. We can learn a lot from people who have been there and done that.
Whether you need to get closer to God, get your finances in order, or learn to be a better wife/mom, an accountability partner can help you achieve your goals.
If you are looking specifically for a prayer partner, check this post out.
Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17 ESV
There are plenty of people out there who would love to help you cross the next hurdle. They would love to see you succeed. They would even celebrate with you.
But, how do you find a person that you can be open with? You also want someone who can keep your information confidential. You need to be picky when choosing an accountability partner.
Here’s how to find an accountability partner –
- Pray about it. Ask God for what you need. Don’t just ask once, ask as long as it takes. Also, pray that God would give you wisdom about this not just that He would give you an accountability partner.
- Your spouse is a great opportunity to work together. You need to be aware that your spouse can push your buttons from time to time so you need to be creative with how you handle actually ‘holding each other accountable’. If you are not married, try some other options.
- Ask your pastor. Most pastors love to help people. If you are someone that says, “I need to change __________” you are already ahead of most people who don’t even see a need to change. Pastors love people like that and can help you meet your goals. Bonus – Pastors often know what books to read too and have a wealth of information to share.
- Friends. I would be careful asking friends who are on your same level to hold you accountable. This could be a situation you would regret. They would not have enough experience to draw from to help you when times get hard.
- Parents. Your parents could be a great source of accountability. If you are still at home, this is great for them to see how you are growing. If you are a bit older, your parents are still a good option to lean on for wisdom especially if you have a good relationship with them.
- More experienced church folks. Church is a great option for finding an accountability partner. There are many who love God and would love to see you succeed. Ask your pastor for a recommendation if you need to.
- Youth Leader. A youth leader may be a great option if you are still in a youth program at your church.
Do you perform better with accountability? If you do, find one area that needs some change and find an accountability partner willing to help you get there.
What area of your life do you need accountability?