Be Accountable

“As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.” Proverbs 27:17

A body that is deficient in iron will cause one to become physically weak. Likewise, a friendship that is iron deficient, where no one is being sharpened, will also become weak. People may fear to upset you or hurt your feelings, but a real friend that truly loves you would much rather make you upset and please God instead of appeasing you.

Accountability is not bossing people around and telling your friend what to do with her life. It is encouraging her to do what God has already instructed her to do in His Word. You are not only helping each other stay out of sin, but helping one another move forward into being all that God created you to be.

You will never grow on an island isolated away from people. Nor will you grow if you surround ourselves only with those that tell you what you want to hear. You need people that get up under your skin and irritate you, and those who encourage you to grow and mature. Not “yes” people, but a friend who feels personally responsible for helping you reach your full potential and fulfill God’s plan and purpose for your life.

Sharpen your friends, and let them sharpen you. There will be sparks, but you will be a better person and your friendship will be stronger.

Prayer: Father God, I need more iron in my life. I pray that you send true friends that will not appease me but will sharpen me and help me be all that you called me to be. Help me also to be iron for others, someone who knows how to hold people accountable without fear, but from a place of love and humility. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

(Read Hebrews 10:24)

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8 thoughts on “Be Accountable”

  1. Than you God for help me continue to be a iron and my life I need it daily and my life Thank you for the friends and some true family members and showing me how to hold people accountable without fear Jesus in the name of Jesus Keep on doing your work and me and the name of Jesus Amen. God Thank you for allowing sister Kesha to share her Devotional to the readers❤❤❤❤🌷🌷❤🌷🌷God Love

    1. To God be all the GLORY.. Key people is important. Thank you God for even strangers becoming key people to help me get where You need me to be in Jesus name Amen.❤

  2. Thank YOU my LORD FATHER GOD,” Yes my LORD YOUR WORD of confirmation Yes i believe i receive in JESUS CHRIST MIGHTY GLORIOUS NAME AMEN AMEN AMEN Thank You my Sister’s Kesha Dotk Ministrie GLORY TO GOD.” LOVE and GOD BLESS You All ALOHA Always Sister Chrissy Honolulu Hawai’i 💜💙💜💙💜💙💜💙💜💙💜💙💜💙💜💙💜

  3. Thank you God for the friends I do have God I pray that you remove the fake friends out my life in Jesus name I pray Amen

  4. First giving thanks to you, Heavenly Father 🙌🏽 Thanking you for always being there for me and my family GOD🙌🏽 Thank you for giving me TRUE FRIENDS, the ones that will sharpen me when I need to be sharpen and doing it with kindness and respect, and I can also do the same with them. Just like iron sharpen iron, so should a true friend do the same and we should encourage and motivate each other to strengthen one another. We are accountable for carrying each other loads when the loads get heavy, reaching down not to keep your fellowmen down, but to take him by the hands and pull him us. Where you are weak, he is strong. Keep Trusting in God, He will keep your iron sharpen, and do unto others as you would want done unto you. Love, Respect, Motivate, INSPIRE, and Sharpen….PRAISE GOD 🙌🏽❤️🙏🏽💜🤗❤️

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