Most of us can explain and justify our ways (behaviors). But the reality is, we all have blind-spots and we are frequently neither correct nor honest, about what we do or why we do it.
God knows us better than anyone – even better than we know ourselves – and He looks beyond our actions to see our motives and attitudes. And that is where we can find real empowerment to do the right things – starting with the right heart attitude. Our motives and attitudes is also where we get and stay connected to God. He doesn’t focus on behavior – God has always focused on attitudes.
The best way I know to do this is learn how to be Honest, Open and Willing (HOW; see http://helpingupmission.blogspot.com/2009/08/how_3487.html) one day at a time before God. He will help us to know, understand and live life to the full – both thinking and doing the right things.