“So then each one of us shall give account of himself to God. “ Romans 14:12
Husbanding is using your resources carefully so you do not use them all up.
Accountability is nothing more than having skin in the game. It’s a personal commitment to an investment or a goal. It is an essential element in becoming a Disciple Maker!
Both of these determine how our disciple making takes shape and develops. I am going to use my resource as a storyteller to teach or instruct my disciple. The story may be of an incident in my own life that my disciple can relate to. Here’s the tricky part, my disciple now must use his resources to build his disciple. We’re not talking sustainable relationships but ones that regenerate more relationships.
In order for this to work, I have to be accountable to my disciple to follow up with him or her to be sure they are following up with their disciples. I cannot pass this responsibility on to someone else! Jesus told His disciples, “I am with you always, even to the end of this age.” Matthew 2:20 I have to be accountable to my disciples just like Jesus.
Daily Battle Order:
Consider your resources, make a list. What do you do well? How has God gifted you? Next, who are you going to disciple? Now, begin the disciple making process through the use of your resources and then become accountable to follow up with your disciple so they do the same thing you’ve shown them. This is a different paradigm because it’s all about Them.
“And those from among you will rebuild the ancient ruins; you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; you shall be called the repairer of the breach, the restorer of streets to live in” (Isaiah 58:12).