Who’s protecting your blind side?
Recently I saw the move The Blind Side starring Sandra Bullock. If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend it. “The Blind Side” depicts the story of Michael Oher, a homeless African-American youngster from a broken home, taken in by the Touhys, a well-to-do white family who help him fulfill his potential. At the same time, Oher’s presence in the Touhys’ lives leads them to some insightful self-discoveries of their own. Living in his new environment, the teen faces a completely different set of challenges to overcome. As a football player and student, Oher works hard and, with the help of his coaches and adopted family, becomes an All-American offensive left tackle.
The name of the movie derives from the objective of an offensive tackle: protect the blindside of the quarterback! As defensive linemen pour in and try to attack the quarterback, the tackle’s job is hold-off the linemen until the quarterback can complete his play. The movie got me thinking about blind sides in life. Who is protecting your blind sides? Do you have a financial accountability partner?
One of the biggest reasons men fail morally, ethically, sexually, and financially is due to a lack of accountability. Of all the people that failed in the bible, the majority failed because of the lack of accountability. The main reason pastors fall from grace is a lack of accountability. Same goes for many CEOs who have fallen.
It’s also true with successful money management. Without accountability, it is difficult to handle the ways of this world. We need to be accountable to God first and having an accountability partner here on earth is critical. And no, it cannot be your spouse. It is essential to have someone wise, biblically sound, and trustworthy. So what are you doing to prevent the same types of moral, financial and ethical collapses? Do you have a strong partner? Do you have someone protecting your blind sides?