Two Voices

Most of my life, I’ve been told how important accountability is. I agree, it’s important. Very important, in fact.

I’ve always sought to have people in my life that can ask me the tough questions. However, the downside to accountability is that it’s set up on the premise that I’m going to mess up. It’s someone basically saying I know you’re going to mess up. I don’t know if it’s today, or tomorrow, or the next day, but I’m going to shoot questions at you until I catch you in the act.

I’m discovering that equally as important to my walk with God is people who are reminding me of who He created me to be. Instead of asking me at the end of a day if I’ve screwed up, they’re the first one to cast vision for what God just might do through me today. Instead of reminding me of who I’m not, they’re casting vision for who I’ve been called to be.

Do you have a balance of these two voices in your life?

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Pete Wilson is the founding pastor of Cross Point Church in Nashville, TN and author of a new book entitled Plan B, his thoughts about what to do when life doesn’t turn out the way you thought it would. He is a frequent blogger on his popular ministry blog, Pete is married and has three sons.