Only God understands our real motives. God makes it clear why we sin. It’s a matter of the heart. We are inclined to sin from birth. But sin is a choice. We can choose what we do and what we don’t do and if we ask Him, God will help us resist temptation when it comes.
Problems in our lives are usually good cues of wrong motives. Instead of following our feelings we need to learn to ask God for help and trust Him to meet our needs.
Spiritual problems are usually good cues of wrong motives. Do you pray? When do you pray? Do you ask God just to satisfy your desires? Do you seek His guidance before you act? Prayers become powerful when we allow God to have His will in our lives.