In one’s spiritual life, having good intentions is not enough. The definition of good intentions is wanting to do or planning to do something positive. Everyone needs to have relationship, commitment and love for God. Sometimes we have good intent, but there are temptations that we all face. Temptation is not where we fall, it’s when we yield to the temptation. Thank God that even when we fall there’s forgiveness and an opportunity to do better. No one is exempt from making mistakes and falling spiritually. The road of destruction is the path that leads to hell. I know that the word hell is not a comfortable word for many and that it’s not a jump and let’s celebration reaction word, but it’s a reality according to God’s word.
Firstly, in order to stay off the path of destruction, we all need to be completely committed to God. That starts with giving our lives to God and accepting Jesus as our personal savior. To show commitment, we must spend time in prayer, worship and bible study. Most of all we need to look for God’s guidance and direction for our lives.
Secondly, our hearts have to be in the right place. It’s more important to have relationship with God instead of having religion. For example, we can do something church like out of tradition and habit, but God wants us and all of us. We all need to have true love for the Lord. Most of all obedience is the key, walking in disobedience leads to destruction.
Thirdly, fellowship is also important. When we truly fellowship, we are showing love to others. To fellowship we need to spend time with other believers. There are many ways that we can fellowship, both inside and outside of church. The key and importance of fellowship is loving and sharing with others in a godly manner.
There is nothing wrong with having good intentions, but along with having good intentions we must actually act on it. We won’t always get it 100% all the time, but we must make an effort to do so in the strength of the Lord. With Jesus we can overcome, take a stand of courage and take the path of victory.