Proverbs 3:6 (NIV) "... in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight."
When you set out to do a task, do you ever pause to seek out your intentions and the motives behind your decision to embark on the venture? Do you ever wonder why you are embarking on such plans. When you set out to plan a task, is it because you want to make a statement, or to get noticed? Do you do what you do from good intentions of your heart where the end product is to make a difference? Do you make plans that will lead you to the next big thing in your life, or could it be plans that will lead to failure? What are the intentions and motives behind everything that you do?
If your intentions and motives are good and in sync with God's will, your plans will definitely be successful, but if your intentions are wacky and your motives are impure, then expect to fail. Intentions and motives go hand in hand. You cannot have one without the other. Make sure your intentions are pure to give you a hope and an expected end.
If you have a plan in the works, stop and pause for a moment and evaluate your motives and your intentions. Could you be responding or motivated by a positive or negative emotions or desires? Remember that if your motives are in line with the will of God it will succeed. So remember to always commit your plans unto the Lord daily in prayer.
Almighty God, I humble myself before you today. Help me to search my heart for anything that I may be doing with wrong motives, give me the strength and ability to be able to correct them. I promise to trust in you and not lean on my own understanding, but trusting that when I bring my plans, you will lead me and direct me and make my paths straight and successful, in Jesus name, Amen
Identify those areas of your life where you have used bad judgement, write in your journal ways to make amends to those decisions you made with wrong intentions.