One of my favorite scriptures is in Proverbs 20:5 The purposes of a man’s heart are deep waters, but a man of understanding draws them out.
Purpose means, ‘for which something is created or exist. It can also can mean for which something is done.’
I notice the word purpose is plural, meaning more than one purpose, or opportunity, is available in a man’s heart.
If you ask someone what’s on their heart, you should be prepared to listen.
If you ask what’s in their heart you might expect to be shocked.
The heart is like deep waters, it takes listening to understand to draw purposes out.
Listening to ‘draw,’ up what is life giving, and life sustaining is, ‘listening to understand.’
The heart of man is like a deep well, springing up! It’s has plenty of life giving water.
Purpose is creative, beautiful, and yet can become overwhelming sometimes. It’s like the ocean, we can’t really swim the whole thing at once. We can’t even see land.
At the same time we cannot just shrug our shoulders and say, ‘ that’s too deep for me.’
That is missing opportunities to develop the purpose or purposes in life.
We have to set parameters on purpose to draw it up. There is a way to navigate deep and wide waters.
Like the picture above we have to be willing to ‘dive,’ in to the ocean of purpose. We can’t bring up everything we see. We have to sift through and find what’s most important to us.
That is developing our vessels to navigate the waters. It’s not allowing everything in the ocean or in our well springs to come to the surface. Only what is beneficial to our lives.
In that big, beautiful life of yours, what is most important? What do you need to bring to the surface today?
What’s in your well?
These are good questions, I hope you take the time to answer them today!