“Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds. They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart.”
- Notice that futility of mind, darkened understanding, alienation from God, and ignorance within, are all associated with hardness of heart. Your heart is the source of your actions. Try changing your actions without changing your heart and you will not succeed. Let God fill your heart and your actions will follow.