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How to Live with Yourself

People you can live with... people you can live without. My first thoughts on this new series had me fired up and ready to go:

"NOW I can dig in and talk about these toxic folks always tainting people's good intentions and always spewing negative thoughts! Okay, God, let's go!"

~A Quote from Phillipa's flesh

But the Word would have its way...

For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. ~Hebrews 4:12 New International Version

In my world, that means I had to check "Phillipa" first.

Could I live with the "Me" I've become?

Can you live with who YOU have become?

Using the word become in this context implies something negative, but that's not necessarily so. It can be negative but also very much positive. The reality is, whatever your present mix of becoming looks like, Heaven gives us the opportunity to always become better.

Mo' better.

I had fun looking up definitions for the phrase "mo' better" (many of which I cannot express here), but some of my favorite variations came from the online dictionary, Reverso. Which one of these definitions convicts you to pause for the cause of becoming a better person to live with?

Mo' Better: Having recovered from

What place of unforgiveness or pain is holding you back from better?

Mo' Better: Improved as a result of.

Will you use the struggles of today to become a better person tomorrow?

Mo' Better: To change one's course of action after reconsideration.

Think about it. Isn't it time to do better for yourself so you can be better for God?

The one place where we can all begin the journey of becoming anew is in the Word of God. That's right. That two-edged sword convicting and loving us at the same time. Remember, it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

Only God can truly judge us.