Ways Rejection Is A Good Thing, As Told By 'New Amsterdam'
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13 Unexpected Ways Rejection Is A Good Thing, Explained 'New Amsterdam'

"The good news is I can fix a broken heart." — Dr. Floyd Reynolds

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13 Unexpected Ways Rejection Is A Good Thing, Explained 'New Amsterdam'

Rejection sucks, but it doesn't always have to be a terrible thing. No one explains this better than the cast of "New Amsterdam."

You learn who will always be there to support you

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Being rejected brings out the worst of the best people. But if people can't handle you at your worst, do they deserve you at your best?

Pay attention to who stays by your side after you've been rejected.

You learn that you can't always take shortcuts

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Unfortunately, taking a shortcut can lead to rejection. There are some things in life that require 100% effort and dedication.

You take the time to focus on yourself

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Whether you like it or not, being rejected forces you to focus on yourself. Yes, you'll probably wallow in self-pity for a while, but that's OK. Sometimes you need to break down and indulge in the entire bag of potato chips.

You cry

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Tears allow the body to physically release emotions like stress, sadness, anxiety and frustration. A good cry will benefit your physical and mental health.

You learn to reevaluate situations 

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You didn't get the job you wanted? Maybe it wasn't the job you needed. It may take time before you can see the good in the situation, but if you look hard enough you can find something positive.

Take it from Dr. Iggy Frome — Iggy: "Hey, are those facts or those feelings?" Jemma: "Feelings," Iggy: "Right. They're feelings, so why don't we try sticking to the facts."

You're ahead of the people that aren't even trying

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You'll never get anywhere if you don't put yourself out there.

It's evidence that you're pushing the limits

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Being rejected doesn't mean that your ideas are invalid. Sometimes, people get too used to staying in their comfort zones and can't imagine pushing the limits.

Rejection never hurts as long as regret does 

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There's always a new day to keep following your dreams, but you can't get back the days you wasted standing still.

You might learn that what you thought wanted was sugarcoated

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Whether it's the guy on Tinder that isn't ready for a serious relationship or the organization whose job posting isn't transparent, systems are notoriously rigged to result in rejection.

You get to reevaluate what's important 

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Maybe the reason you were rejected is that you're supposed to stay where you're at. We often fail to realize how lucky we are to be where we're at.

You might have been thinking too small

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What if rejection from a mediocre job leads to your dream job where you can make a difference in the world?

It's better to be rejected than ignored

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At least someone has taken the time to acknowledge that they think you need to be rejected. It's a lot easier to ignore someone completely than reject them.

Spoiler alert: it's not easier to reject cancer in the long run though.

Only you can define who you are

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People will always notice your mistakes over what you've done right, but that doesn't make you wrong.

Take it from Dr. Vijay Kapoor and Iggy — Kapoor: "You have to understand, they're afraid of what others think," Iggy: "Yeah, but who cares what others think?"

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Is God Reckless?

Exploring the controversy behind the popular worship song "Reckless Love"

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Is God Reckless?


First things first I do not agree with people getting so caught up in the specific theology of a song that they forget who they are singing the song to. I normally don't pay attention to negative things that people say about worship music, but the things that people were saying caught my attention. For example, that the song was not biblical and should not be sung in churches. Worship was created to glorify God, and not to argue over what kind of theology the artist used to write the song. I was not made aware of the controversy surrounding the popular song "Reckless Love" by Cory Asbury until about a week ago, but now that I am aware this is what I have concluded.The controversy surrounding the song is how the term reckless is used to describe God's love. This is the statement that Cory Asbury released after many people questioned his theology regarding his lyrics. I think that by trying to clarify what the song was saying he added to the confusion behind the controversy.This is what he had to say,
"Many have asked me for clarity on the phrase, "reckless love". Many have wondered why I'd use a "negative" word to describe God. I've taken some time to write out my thoughts here. I hope it brings answers to your questions. But more than that, I hope it brings you into an encounter with the wildness of His love.When I use the phrase, "the reckless love of God", I'm not saying that God Himself is reckless. I am, however, saying that the way He loves, is in many regards, quite so. What I mean is this: He is utterly unconcerned with the consequences of His actions with regards to His own safety, comfort, and well-being. His love isn't crafty or slick. It's not cunning or shrewd. In fact, all things considered, it's quite childlike, and might I even suggest, sometimes downright ridiculous. His love bankrupted heaven for you. His love doesn't consider Himself first. His love isn't selfish or self-serving. He doesn't wonder what He'll gain or lose by putting Himself out there. He simply gives Himself away on the off-chance that one of us might look back at Him and offer ourselves in return.His love leaves the ninety-nine to find the one every time."
Some people are arguing that song is biblical because it makes reference to the scripture from Matthew 28:12-14 and Luke 15. Both of these scriptures talk about the parable of the lost sheep and the shepherd. The shepherd symbolizes God and the lost sheep are people that do not have a relationship with God. On the other hand some people are arguing that using the term reckless, referring to God's character is heretical and not biblical. I found two articles that discuss the controversy about the song.The first article is called, "Reckless Love" By Cory Asbury - "Song Meaning, Review, and Worship Leading Tips." The writer of the article, Jake Gosselin argues that people are "Making a mountain out of a molehill" and that the argument is foolish. The second article, "God's Love is not Reckless, Contrary to What You Might Sing" by author Andrew Gabriel argues that using the term reckless is irresponsible and that you cannot separate Gods character traits from God himself. For example, saying that God's love is reckless could also be argued that God himself is reckless. Reckless is typically not a word that someone would use to describe God and his love for us. The term reckless is defined as (of a person or their actions) without thinking or caring about the consequences of an action. However, Cory Asbury is not talking about a person, he is talking about God's passionate and relentless pursuit of the lost. While I would not have chosen the word reckless, I understand what he was trying to communicate through the song. Down below I have linked two articles that might be helpful if you are interested in reading more about the controversy.


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