‘Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and remained with him fifteen days.’ Galatians 1:18
While we must take primary responsibility for the call of God upon our lives and need to respond accordingly and primarily to God, there is a need for accountability in ministry. Wrong doctrines develop when we don’t submit ourselves to others in the calling of God.
Paul, after his time in Arabia and Damascus and having started ministry with the multitude of revelations he’d had, he still went back after 3 years to consult with Peter. It was after having this time with Peter that he was able to go full blast into the regions of Syria and Cilicia. Who are you accountable to? Or have you walked your Christian Faith without anyone being an accountability partner? Who checks up on you?
_’Lord, grant me the constant humility to check my life & ministry with others. Help me to see the need of input from others & to give them opportunity to invest into my life. Deliver me from pride but help me demonstrate Christlikeness by having people I submit to. Amen.’