Just like parents are responsible for their children, a person too is much accountable to one another. In my most recent discovery with my kids, they have somehow learned how to be accountable with the people at home.
Last Sunday Mike and I are in the middle of a heated argument when all of a sudden Ryry shouted, “Stop fighting! Remember I told you before to not fight! Daddy, say sorry to mommy!”
What we didn’t know is that we are arguing in front of the kids and that they are aware of what’s going on. I was a bit of ashamed after Ryry called us out but I am also happy that she stopped us from further damage.
And the cutest thing happened this morning just as the kids are having breakfast. Ryry wouldn’t keep still on her chair to finish her food and as she stood up to play, Miguel called her out sating, “Ate eat! Ate eat!” Ryry happily obeyed his younger brother.
“Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted. Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”
Galatians 6:1-2 NIV
I love being accountable to things or people. It makes me feel that I am trustworthy and I am seen as a leader. Although the con to this is that sometimes it gets suffocating to be the one in charge.
Many times I find myself leading people, giving them advices about their lives and I would get responses like, “You don’t have to do this, you don’t need to look after me. I will be fine.” Nope, they didn’t turn out fine right away. And yes, I didn’t (and won’t) give up on them.
I always tell people that even if you reject me or what I say, I am still accountable in guiding you.
We are responsible for one another’s well being. It is how we can fulfill the commandment given to us by Christ— “Love your neighbor as you love yourself.”
For some grown ups I know it’s hard for them to accept that they’re being taught by a child but isn’t it refreshing to see how young kids become aware and actually act upon a situation?
My kids are way far from perfection and it is something I don’t seek from them but these little actions make my heart smile and it lingers.
How can you become accountable to the person beside you today?