Breakfast Scramble

Understanding & Brexican Scramble

Proverbs 18:2 (icb)

A foolish person does not want to understand anything. He only enjoys telling others what he thinks.

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I like to think that I’m pretty open-minded. Until recently, it never really dawned on me that I was closed-minded in certain areas. But according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, closed-mindedness is “not willing to consider different ideas or opinions.” Well, when you put it that way….

I think there’s a really big difference between not understanding something, and not wanting to understand something. That difference is heart. We’re only as understanding as our exposures and experiences allow for, and there’s nothing wrong with that. But when we draw a line in the sand, determining what we’re willing to understand and open our hearts up to, that’s where trouble lies.

Have you ever considered yourself to be really good at something? So good, that you couldn’t possibly learn anything else about it? So many people consider themselves experts in so many areas; religion, politics, parenting, cooking… the list is endless. The pride that comes with “being an expert” fills up the extra space that might allow for additional learning, experiences, and exposures.

I’ve been convinced of so many different things in my life; so many times I’ve been sure that I knew the best way, the right way, the only way. I shut down my mind, covered my ears, and opened my mouth. And it turns out, I’ve been wrong. Even in the midst of my pridefulness and stubbornness, God has allowed me to gain understanding on so many things I had previously formed an “expert opinion” on. And it’s made me realize just how often I’ve missed out on gaining wisdom, knowledge, insight, and understanding from the opinions and experiences of others.

I can’t go back to those missed experiences, but I can work to use every situation, every relationship, and every conversation in the future to increase my understanding. God provides us with the wisdom we need, but He won’t force us to accept it. One of the things I’ve learned over the last year is that when my mouth is open, my mind is closed. This year, I’m making a more heart-felt attempt to flip the two.

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In what areas of your life are you closed-minded? Can you think of any topics or ideas that you have a hard time accepting knowledge or attempting to gain understanding in? What do you think God could be trying to teach you through that particular topic/situation?

Pray

For the ability to push away pride and the willingness to gain understanding.

Brexican Scramble

2 minPrep Time

5 minCook Time

7 minTotal Time

Serves 1

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Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup corn
  • 2 tablespoons shredded cheese
  • fresh salsa or pico de gallo (optional)
  • crumbled tortilla chips (optional)
  • non-stick cooking spray
  • salt
  • pepper

Instructions

  1. Scramble eggs with salt and pepper
  2. Cook in a skillet on the stove top
  3. Once cooked, add black beans and corn to skillet and mix until combined and warm
  4. Remove from heat and place in a bowl
  5. Add shredded cheese, salsa, and crumbled tortilla chips to the top before eating
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