How Accountability Partners Benefit
An accountability partnership doesn’t just benefit the person seeking change. Everyone involved in the process can experience growth and satisfaction.
So how does an accountability partner benefit from this relationship?
Seeing Others Change and Grow
You have a front-row seat to witness your partner pursue success. The dream that they had at the beginning you watch materialize. Like watching a flower bloom, you see the transformation in your partner.
Like watching a flower bloom, you see the transformation in your partner.
Sure, there might have been setbacks and mistakes along the way. But you can celebrate each victory and encourage your partner to continue down the path of accomplishment.
Finding Satisfaction in Serving Others
How rewarding it is to serve others and meet their needs. You see the good your partner pursues and help others achieve their goals.
Perhaps you have also seen the dangerous circumstances your partner strives to abandon. You can aid in their rescue. Real treasure comes to those who give of themselves to serve others.
Remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He Himself said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” (Acts 20:35)
Speaking the Truth
On several occasions, you find ways to speak the truth in a constructive manner to help your partner. Patiently you listen to become aware of needs, perception, and thoughts. You talk through your partner’s direction and action steps, giving useful feedback along the way.
You lovingly confront what you consider unwise for your partner to pursue. Reminding your partner of the success to be gained, you give hope and excite their will to persevere when the going gets tough.
You become more adept at identifying problems and recognizing possible solutions.
Your own discernment grows as you think through issues, options, and circumstances. By observing your partner and asking questions, you become more adept at identifying problems and recognizing possible solutions.
Changing and Growing
Learn from your partner’s successes and failures. Challenge yourself to improve your life in specific ways.
Seek accountability with the partner you are helping, or find someone else who could help you. Take the opportunity to piggyback your success with your partner.