It is expressed by many psychologists that the mind can’t differentiate between the real and the actual. That’s why an imaginary fear may have the same effects on an individual just like the actual fear. This supports the fact that the intentions of the heart are really powerful. The ultimate book, the Bible, affirms it by with the quote, “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.”[i]This means that there is a high possibility for an individual to embark on the thoughts of the heart. Also, the intentions of a man/woman’s heart help reveal the caliber of person he/she is. Thoughts are very powerful because it carries the ability to embark on a particular action.
In 2 Samuel 7:1 – 3, David thought in his heart to build a house for God (the ark of God). Even before embarking on his intended thoughts, God through the Prophet, Nathan, blessed him greatly and established his throne forever.[ii] Do you get the scenario well? I believe that God blesses our good intentions even before we articulate them. God is a man of the heart, He sees and rewards the heart. This informs us to be people who think of great and awesome thoughts. Thoughts of assisting others, being impactful, supporting the things of God, contributing to our society, helping the needy etc. As we think about such things, God in His infinite wisdom will bless us with everything we need to carry on our various desires.
The good intentions of the heart will always attract the rich provisions of God. We, therefore, need to guide our heart, sow good seeds and think positively. The intentions of the heart may lead to your promotion or demotion. It can trigger your progress or retrogress. What do you often think about?“You become what you think about all day long.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson[iii]
There is something amazing of the intentions of the heart. It was revealed clearly in the story of David. It so happened that God levied Solomon, David’s son, with the intentions he had in mind to execute. This portrays the truth that there are some intentions of the heart, even if you are unable to accomplish them, God will cause someone dear to you to do them. Which will eventually bring you that imagined joy? I bet you, there are some things you may be doing now, that were the unaccomplished intentions of your parents, guardian or someone dear to you. That’s the power of good intentions. It can be transferred to another person in a more modified way.
What intentions do you have for your life, for your society, and for others? Let me repeat myself, “The good intentions of the heart will always attract the rich provisions of God.”
God loves you and always want the best for you.
[i] Proverbs 23:7a
[ii]2 Samuel 7:14 – 16