Proverbs 20.5 says:
The purpose in a man’s heart is like deep water,
but a man of understanding will draw it out.
In short what Solomon explains is that everyone has desires and designs, but often we may not be conscious even of our own. Our purposes are deep down. But the wise person, the “Man of Understanding” will take the time and make the effort to discern his/her own heart.
Here in the first week of the New Year I have posted a series of questions that can help us be men and women of understanding. These questions can help us realize our own deep desires. My hope is that in discovering what may be hidden in the depths we can consequently make wise steps.
Take some time to contemplate these questions:
- What one thing do you most regret about last year, and what will you do about it this year?
- What single blessing from God do you want to seek most earnestly this year?
- In what area of your life do you most need growth, and what will you do about it this year?
- What’s the most important trip you want to take this year?
- What skill do you most want to learn or improve this year?
- To what need or ministry will you try to give an unprecedented amount this year?
- What’s the single most important thing you could do to improve the quality of your commute this year?
- What one biblical doctrine do you most want to understand better this year, and what will you do about it?
- If those who know you best gave you one piece of advice, what would they say? Would they be right? What will you do about it?
- What’s the most important new item you want to buy this year?
- In what area of your life do you most need change, and what will you do about it this year?