THE HEART OF A MAN

Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler, and whoever is led astray by it is not wise. The terror of a king is like the growling of a lion; whoever provokes him to anger forfeits his life. It is an honor for a man to keep aloof from strife, but every fool will be quarreling. The sluggard does not plow in the autumn; he will seek at harvest and have nothing. The purpose in a man's heart is like deep water, but a man of understanding will draw it out. Many a man proclaims his own steadfast love, but a faithful man who can find? Proverbs 20:1-6 

At face value, men have been described as being straightforward, but the heart of a man is genuinely complicated. The heart can better be understood as the center of a man that processes the complexities of life. Different from the brain which reacts to stimuli and responds accordingly, there is more to unpack in the depths of a man. This is the place where the motive behind your action is shaped up and hammered out. This is where purpose begins. 

I challenge you today to draw out the purpose of your heart by praying as Psalms 139 suggests: "Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting." Remind yourself that God truly understands your heart better than you do. Seek His perspective on your purpose, and you will find the understanding being drawn out. Don't let a blindspot exist in your motive, rather be continually training yourself to ask God reveal and lead your heart. In doing so, you will become a man of understanding. 

DO THIS TODAY: Ask God for understanding. 

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