Roman’s 7:19 GOD’S WORD® Translation
I don’t do the good I want (intend) to do. Instead, I do the evil that I don’t want to do.
My intent as a writer focuses on writing daily and creating content that helps my readers.
These goals look great on paper but can be so hard to carry out. I let life get in my way. I focus on other things like housework, watching television, playing computer games, checking my email my the list goes on.
My intent as a mother is to show more love and devotion to my daughter.
These goals fall by the wayside of time too. I get caught up in trying to help my daughter succeed at school, making As for college. I lose patience when she gets moody with me. What teen doesn’t get moody? We end up in combat rather than spending quality, loving time together.
Next comes my role as a wife. Need I go on. My intent centers around ensuring he feels loved and appreciated, but I impatience and irritability seep in in this area as well. I let the mundane issues defeat me.
How do I get past intent to actual success in the areas of my life? How many of us accomplish this?
Be earnest and unwearied and steadfast in your prayer [life],
being [both] alert and intent in [your praying] with thanksgiving.