Week 41 – Good intentions

When Paul wrote to the Romans around 57a.d., he told them “I don’t really understand myself, for I want to do what is right, but I don’t do it. Instead, I do what I hate”. (Romans 7:15). Have you found yourself doing something that you hate? You can see that Paul was struggling with his good intentions many years ago, and these struggles are not different from ours nowadays. I believe that we have good intentions in our hearts and minds, but there is something which keeps us from doing the right thing: What is it?

We all know that even after giving our lives to God and even trusting our hearts to Him, we will always face moments in which we will not do the right thing. We can have the best intentions in the world, but our actions will be dragged to the wrong side. This is because we are humans; consequently, we can make mistakes every day. It is beyond our knowledge to understand the evil side that humans have. Because God is love, he creates us to be loved, to give love, to show love and feel his love for us. Because of the sinful nature, we will all fight the battle between good intentions and bad actions. We need to be aware of our good intentions and try our best to put them into practical actions. For this to happen we need to examine our minds and hearts every day, in order to separate the good thoughts from the bad thoughts, to make a difference not just in our own lives, but also to those around us.

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