God knows all, therefore, He knows our intentions even before we made our desires known. And He blesses us according to our intentions, and not what we want.
James 4 vs 3 says, ‘You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures.’
You can not ask God to make you rich so that you will be able to ‘pepper them,’ and expect to start rolling in millions, while someone who wants to be blessed to be able to bless others, would not be propelled into greatness.
Some people get little money and next thing, they become arrogant and incorrigible. What they don’t know is that the little they were given, is a fraction of what God wants to bless them with; He just decided to test them first. Then when they begin to misbehave, God would not find them worthy of more blessings because He has seen how they would misuse it.
Look at Joseph for example. Considering what his brothers put him through, he would have been right to make them pay for their wickedness to him. But that was not the case. Joseph was more interested in helping those who needed him, even in prison. God saw his heart and elevated him much more than he ever expected.
Some people remain at one position for decades, without promotion of any sorts. This is because of their attitudes and not because that is where they are meant to be. Ephesians 1 vs 3 tells us that our blessings are positional. We all have a position in Jesus Christ. So if it seems nothing is moving forward in your life, you need to search your heart and intentions.
He resists the proud and the humble, He blesses. Which one are you? Below are four bible verse on good intentions
1. Proverbs 16:2 People may be pure in their own eyes, but the Lord examines their motives.
2. Proverbs 21:2 Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the Lord pondereth the hearts.
3. James 4:3 When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.
4. Galatians 6:7 Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.