Yes, each of us will give a personal account to God.
I thought I would bring some of my faithful friends with me here today to help me give an account of my life. They know me inside and out and have seen me go through some stuff, I figured they could help fill in the blanks for the things I just can’t remember. What? You don’t want them here? But they have some really good stories about me.
When we die and go to heaven we will stand in account of the life we chose to live with our free will. Our family and friends will not be standing beside us, helping us out. Neither will any of our enemies or so called friends be there to point fingers or lay judgement about the things we did in our life. So with that being said, why do we take to heart so many of the things people say about us or our lives? Why do we choose to be hurt or confused with the things they have to offer? Perhaps we need to examine this a bit further as I am not saying to not seek friends and family for advice, I am merely giving caution to not take on any unnecessary offenses.
Sometimes we get these major things that come up in our lives and we begin to seek counsel. Sometimes we seek God first and trust what He says, but other times we just ask around. In some instances we seek God and then we need to “feel” around to see if it lines up with what others think. In any situation or choice we make in life, it will boil down to this very thing: You will have to give your OWN account for your life. You can not rely on anyone else to give your testimony. You will not be able to say that Susie made you do what you did. You will stand before God alone.
When we choose to seek God for the answers to our life issues and rely on the answers He gives, we find peace. There is no turmoil or tossing and turning, we know beyond the shadow of a doubt God has all the answers. When we start searching out others over and over again we bring confusion into our situation and this is where things can get a bit messy. We begin to doubt God and blamie others, often taking on offenses we were never meant to carry.
An perfect example of this is when John and I first met. We did not understand what God was up to. I was seeking God for a solution to my marital status and John was praying for a wife, little did either of us know, God had a plan already in motion. When friends of ours from revival asked if we were an “item” we just laughed. Then John asked me to dinner and my spirit said yes before my flesh could even butt in. Then God did something to change both of our hearts and we found a true love which was difficult for either of us to accept. So, for two weeks straight, every day we surrendered our emotions to God. We spoke to a million different people and got so confused in the process we wanted to run away.
Finally God showed us we were meant to be together and we have been at peace over this union ever since. My point in all of this is that we sought God and He was the final answer. We took out the equation of others thoughts and opinions which stopped the confusion and allowed us to focus solely on God. Peace came because now we can stand before God and give account for our situation knowing we sought after Him and not the counsel of those around us. When we finally began to accept what God was doing, we could move forward in the plans He had for us.