Yup, I'm The 'YES!' Girl And I Wouldn't Have It Any Other Way
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Yup, I'm The 'YES!' Girl And I Wouldn't Have It Any Other Way

Creating a new reality with three letters.

Yup, I'm The 'YES!' Girl And I Wouldn't Have It Any Other Way
Hoss McBain

I am young, I am an overachiever, and at most times I am defined as a workaholic. Most people see it as a threat and think of the term “Try hard,” while others think of it as the girl who gets taken advantage of for being a YES girl. This is a term I derived from the movie "Yes Man" starring Jim Carrey as a man who always said no and then was forced to say yes to literally everything which began the concept of how easy it is to say ‘no’ but saying yes can’t always be the right answer.

Personally, "no" is the last word that pops into my head when I have an opportunity in front of me.

I see every moment as a position to learn, to grow, and to excel in whatever I may set my mind to, and I would much rather find ways to help others in my free time rather than sit in front of the TV while binge-watching "Gossip Girl" on Netflix for the 100th time, it’s a guilty pleasure. My point is, I like to stay busy and the easiest way to do so is be everyone’s go-to gal.

Sleep deprivation is the 2018 look and I can say with utmost certainty that I have mastered the concept without fail, allowing room for its fair share of complaints. I know, it isn’t healthy, I am only hurting myself, yada yada yada, but have you ever stopped and thought about how many things you want to do, but you somehow just never have the time or the energy? Traveling and seeing the world, not on a desktop but through my own eyes. Being in charge of your own day rather than following a structured corporate schedule.

We create this bubble which embodies our emotions, finances, and sustainability to well… live.

The idea that this bubble will pop leads to these catastrophic images in our minds that the whole world will fall apart if I don’t continue the exact routine in the exact way we envisioned. Here is a hint which is going to sound totally crazy, but just hear me out. You can live your life with a few risks. You can change your routine. You can be successful AND help others around you. I told you it is crazy, but it is inches from your grasp if you are willing to grab it.

What frustrates me more than anything are the people who are capable of greatness who just throw their lives away.

They accept greed and abuse the system to get the easy way out, then complain when things fall through. I grew up hearing the phrase “do what you love, and you will never work a day in your life” through one ear and, “You work hard the first 20 years, so you never have to work again” through my other ear. Now I understand both sides of this argument and could defend either one but growing up with that leads to a very confusing evolution on who I really wanted to be.

It was an identity crisis of sorts and personally, I caught it leading into high school.

I always envisioned my life as the girl with the big house, great career, and a "Little House on the Prairie" family. Of course, anyone growing up in this century understands that that isn’t the goal anymore. The goal in today’s society is to be happy rather than wealthy. Happiness has become a vaccine of sorts where people have to have it prescribed in a bottle rather than actually experiencing it in action.

Anti-depressants are the “happy pills” that some people have adapted to take on a regular basis, so they don’t have to deal with reality. It’s a blindfold to seeing the world around you which is how anxiety, depression, and hypochondriacs are popping out of every corner.

It isn’t about a prescription anymore, it is about how people see themselves, and when more people begin taking on more challenges and breaking that sacred bubble which, they have built up, they start to see live in a whole new perspective and create their own realities with the three-letter word that starts it all. YES.

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Is God Reckless?

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

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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