….The purpose of a person’s heart is deep waters. (Proverbs 20:5)
When Bill Pinkney sailed solo around the world in 1992-taking the hard route around perilous Great Southern Capes- he did it for a higher purpose.
His voyage was to inspire and educate the children. That included children at his former inner-city Chicago elementary school. His goal? To show how far they could go by studying hard and making a commitment –the word he chose in naming his boat.
When Bill takes schoolkids on the water in COMMITMENT, he says, ‘’They ‘ve got that tiller in their hands and they learn about control, self-control, they learn about teamwork… all the basics that one needs in life to be successful.’’
Pinkney’s words paint a portrait of Solomon’s wisdom. ‘’The purposes of a person ‘s heart are deep waters, but one who has insight draws them out’’(Proverbs 20:5).
He invited others to examine their life goals. Otherwise, ‘’it is a trap,’’ said Solomon, ‘’to dedicate something rashly and only later to consider one’s vow’’(v.25).
In contrast, William Pinkney had a clear purpose that eventually inspired thirty thousand students across the United States to learn from his history. He became the first African-American inducted into the National Sailing Hall of Fame.
‘’Kids ere atching ,’’ he said. WWIth similar purpose, let’s set our course by deep counsel of God’s instructions to us.
Source: (OUR DAILY BREAD)
POSER-( 1) In your life, what is the WHY for your work or ministry?
(2) What legacy do you hope to leave by what you accomplish?
PRAYER- Inspire me, faithful God, to commit to working with a purpose that glorifies You.