Accountability is an important characteristic that is frequently overlooked in our daily interactions with others. It is the act of accepting responsibility for our actions and the consequences of those actions. You might not realize it, but lack of accountability is one of the reasons many people fail to achieve their dreams. You would struggle to complete things that are important to you. Accountability is a crucial aspect of our personal and professional lives. People who lack accountability have a negative reputation in their dealings. This is especially true when they are sent on an errand and fail to return change.
Imagine someone entrusts you with 30k to run an errand, and you spend 21k and keep the balance for yourself. This action may seem harmless. You might even find justifications for such a wicked action. However, it will have a long-term negative impact on your life. By keeping the balance, you are depriving yourself of bigger opportunities that could have come your way if you had returned the change. You are losing trust by concealing your true dealings or refusing to account for the money. You should not wait for people to demand accountability before taking action out of integrity.
Luke 16:10 – 12 teaches us that being faithful in little things is the key to unlocking greater opportunities. When we are accountable with small things, we become worthy of greater responsibilities. In contrast, if we fail to handle minor tasks with integrity, we limit our chances of being trusted with more important tasks. You will miss out on life’s true riches if you cannot demonstrate accountability in the little things. Being accountable is not just about returning change when sent on an errand. It all comes down to being dependable, honest, and trustworthy in all aspects of our lives. Accepting accountability is the key to gaining more opportunities.