Living with what I could change, but don’t!

I have heard, "just live with it" many times in life, and it upset me because they did not have to live with it, I did! And at times, friends and family added a caveat to try and make me feel better, like, "just live with it, for now." They did not understand that it did not make me feel better, it left me feeling hopeless. But even more difficult to handle is when I heard, "just live with it" within myself. And the unspoken caveat in me was, "because you know it will never change, even though it could." Ouch! Then through prayer and self-reflection, I realized there were things I found "the art of living with" in my life. Knowing I could change but didn't was heartbreaking until I grabbed onto the hope of God's Word and the grace…

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The Art of Intentional Learning & Pruning

Proverbs 1:5 (KJV) A wise man will hear and will increase learning.Proverbs 1:5 (AMP) The wise will hear and increase their learning.Proverbs 1:5 (ESV) Let the wise hear and increase in learning.Proverbs 1:5 (NIV) Let the wise listen and add to their learning. In this scripture, we hear a clear message that if we are wise in our hearing, we will increase our learning. Being wise in our hearing is being intentional in hearing because that will dictate our learning. What does "The Art of" mean? The art of something is when we move in it, creating beautiful work by using our imagination and proven truths. We need to understand that this same beauty is when we live with a mind and heart of intentionality. Our learning is like our legacy; not optional. We will learn, and we will have…

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