Something opposes my good will

I feel God is calling me to do something good, I promise myself I will do that, but then when temptation comes, I forget about my promise and do something I will have to regret

Rom 7:15 I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate.
Rom 7:16 Now if I do what I do not want, I agree that the law is good.
Rom 7:17 But in fact it is no longer I that do it, but sin that dwells within me.
Rom 7:18 For I know that nothing good dwells within me, that is, in my flesh. I can will what is right, but I cannot do it.
Rom 7:19 For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I do.
Rom 7:20 Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I that do it, but sin that dwells within me.
Rom 7:21 So I find it to be a law that when I want to do what is good, evil lies close at hand.
Rom 7:22 For I delight in the law of God in my inmost self,
Rom 7:23 but I see in my members another law at war with the law of my mind, making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members.
Rom 7:24 Wretched man that I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death?
Rom 7:25 Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, with my mind I am a slave to the law of God, but with my flesh I am a slave to the law of sin.

Jesus says without me, you are nothing. And this is true in the case of sin, unless we have the grace of God, we are left to the hardness of our hearts and to our sinfulness and we end up commiting mortal sin and travelling our journey to hell.
We must pray for Grace to be in our lives, we must pray to Our Lady to help us since She is full of Grace.
And we can be sure of this
Philippians 4:13
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

Where there’s a will there’s a way.

That special encounter with Jesus

We must prepare for that especial time of the year when the Church lives the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ – Lent.
And we have to make a personal examination of conscience before we dare to receive the Precious Body and Blood of Christ in the Holy Eucharist.
This is a link to a good examination of conscience.

The Catholic Church calls us to meditate on the 40 days before the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ. It is a time of fasting and prayer, following the preparation that Our Lord Jesus Himself had prior to his public ministry.
Our Lord fasted for 40 days after He was baptized by John the Baptist. During that time He was tempted by Satan but He overcame all his temptations.
In the desert of our lives, we must overcome the enemies of our souls with prayer and fasting.
While physical fasting, that is, not having our complete food intake is something very beneficial to the soul and the spirit, the true fasting God is pleased with is helping other, giving alms, sacrificing ourselves for others.
That is true fasting as it is said in Isaiah:

Isa 58:2  Yet day after day they seek me and delight to know my ways, as if they were a nation that practiced righteousness and did not forsake the ordinance of their God; they ask of me righteous judgments, they delight to draw near to God. 

Isa 58:3  “Why do we fast, but you do not see? Why humble ourselves, but you do not notice?” Look, you serve your own interest on your fast day, and oppress all your workers. 

Isa 58:4  Look, you fast only to quarrel and to fight and to strike with a wicked fist. Such fasting as you do today will not make your voice heard on high. 

Isa 58:5  Is such the fast that I choose, a day to humble oneself? Is it to bow down the head like a bulrush, and to lie in sackcloth and ashes? Will you call this a fast, a day acceptable to the LORD? 

Isa 58:6  Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of injustice, to undo the thongs of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke? 

Isa 58:7  Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover them, and not to hide yourself from your own kin? 

Isa 58:8  Then your light shall break forth like the dawn, and your healing shall spring up quickly; your vindicator shall go before you, the glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard.

There are many more important things we should know about Lent
See this page  https://www.theworkofgod.org/Library/Joseph/lent.htm

Man proposes, but God disposes

Proverbs
19:21 Man proposes, but God disposes.

Let us be always confident my dear friends that God is listening, we are encouraged to propose, but ultimately God has the answer. We can try ourselves to solve our problems, but we can also ask God for help. It’s not so hard, all it takes is a minute of humility and God may answer us in a favorable way.

Matthew 7:7
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.

Best way to ask God to help us

We all know we have so much to ask and so little to give in return. God is our very rich Father who has infinite power and goodness, therefore He takes care of us.
Most of the time we take it for granted and do a quick prayer to ask God for the things we want.

We all work very hard and are always tired to take time for our prayers, but this exactly what God wants in return for His great goodness. PRAYER

So Prayer is the way. It is like if we need to contact someone far away and we just get the phone and start talking. Likewise, God is very attentive to our prayers, but we must dedicate a special time for this, when we come reverently to the Author of Life and start asking.

But even then, we must think that just asking (one way communication) is not the right thing to do, we must give something to God. And you might say what can we give to God who has everything?

Well, we must thank Him all the time for all the things we receive, such as life, health, family, job, fun, etc. Besides we must ponder the greatness of God and must come to Him with humility, praise and adoration. All these things guarantee that we can build a very solid relationship with God.

So to ask God, we should first give, we should offer Him our lives in thanksgiving, praise, adoration and live as a living sacrifice to the great God who has created us.
In doing so, we will have the humility to approach God with confidence and receive what we pray for.

I suggest you read Treatise on Prayer 

Another good article is this page where you present your different needs and problems to the Lord and you receive advise, it is called Help me Lord. It is found in our main web-page

 

 

God is here to help us!

We live in a world full of problems, what’s new?
We keep searching for answers, but who can guide us?
Thank God, we have the Holy Spirit.
Holy Spirit, we entrust to you our search for answers, we need your guidance, please help us.
And So we are going to start exploring this great topic, we are going to call it Help me Lord.

help me lord