All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the Lord weigheth the spirits.–Proverbs 16:2
Have you ever been pushing someone to do something and you tell yourself you’re doing it for the right reasons, but reality is, your intentions are not good? I think we’ve all been there. There’s been many times where I try to influence people to do something and state it’s for some reason, but reality is, I have a different reason. Its not for anything that’s bad, but my true intentions are not what I’m telling people. Sometimes it’s because I’m being lazy and don’t want to help someone out.
Many times we convince ourselves that why we want to do something is justifiable. Just in the case with me not wanting to help someone out. I might say, I’m not good at doing that or people need to help themselves. Reality is, I’m being lazy. How many times do we lie that our sin is fine? We try to lie about our true intentions. When we say we have to teach someone a lesson, is that true or are we trying to get revenge or get out of helping someone? We do this so many times in our lives.
When need to remember to ask ourselves what our true intentions are. Other people may never know what our true intentions are, but God does. We’ll have to answer for that. Are you being honest with your true intentions?