What would happen if you found out the enemy you’ve been fighting isn’t the devil or other people? What if the enemy is you? Accountability is best defined as the willingness to accept responsibility or account for one’s actions. James 4:17 says this, “So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.” Recently, I was reminded that accountability can be very humiliating and mentally/physically draining. However, the end result of transparency is far more rewarding both carnally and spiritually. The stark reality of Scripture is that one day we will give an account of all our actions be it good, bad or indifferent (Romans 14:12). Look at it this way, truth is like light and light will always expose darkness. Ultimately, accountability can be a means in which God draws us, through the friendship and fellowship of others, to himself. Self-sufficiency and pride says we don’t need anyone, but humility shouts for help from those God has placed in our lives. This habit of sharing and praying with others will inevitably teach us how to cast our cares [failures and mistakes included] on the only One who can fully bear their weight and who loves us with an unfailing love (1 Peter 5:7). God graciously reminds us that apart from him we can do nothing. And one great means of that reminder are the brothers and sisters he puts in our lives. Here’s a simply formula that I use to measure whether or not I am being a steward of accountability or the enemy of accountability: 1%=100%. Think about it!!