There's a line from a Jars of Clay song that often comes to my mind whether I want it to or not. Its a line that's convicting and challenging to me: "Love is more than your good intentions." So true.
As Andy Stanley once said "your direction-not your intention-will determine your destination."
I almost always have good intentions and the right motivations, but I often fail to follow through on those good intentions and right motivations. I'll say it wrong or forget to act or if I do act it will be with a bad attitude.
Thank God for grace and forgiveness. And thank God that he went beyond his good intentions and demonstrated His love for us. God's good intentions alone would've gotten the human race and His kingdom nowhere.