“The road to hell is paved with good intentions.”
This sentiment has always given my little pea brain a workout. It can allude to many different ideologies.
It’s such a rare thing that anyone talks more about intentions instead of outcome. While watching the Olympics this year, it dawned on me that unless there were medals won (outcome), the training, dreams, diets, etc. (intentions) may not be mentioned at all.
And how do we decide if an intention is good or not? Two different people can view the same facts, situation or circumstance and one could deem it good…the other bad.
I always like when I hear a line in a movie or read a sentence in a book where it asks: “What are your intentions with my daughter?” It leaves me wondering how many people have answered that question truthfully.
How often do we lie to ourselves about our own intentions?
Around and around my mind goes, doubling back on itself, trying to figure out this straight-forward statement that lacks simplicity.
Finally, I stop the run-around. Good or bad intentions aside, I travel the road to heaven. Not because of anything I have done, said or intended, but because He paid a price.
It doesn’t get simpler and I couldn’t be more grateful!
Have a great weekend, friends! I love you! ❤
“I am sure of nothing so little as my own intentions.” – Lord Byron
“For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” – Hebrews 4:12