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I Can Do Anythinggggg! (Yea)

I Can Do Anythinggggg! (Yea)

So unless you've been living under a rock, you know that one of my favs just dropped an album with her husband!

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(I guess we forgive you Jay lol)

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'Everything is Love' is exactly what I would've expected out of a Bey and Jay collab:

It's fun, 

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Sexy,

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Thoughtful, 

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and full of life lessons. 

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 well, at least that's what I hear when I listen.

From time to time, I catch flack for still listening to secular music, and to a certain extent I get it. 

"You can't listen to that." 

"That's not promoting God." 

"You can't serve two masters." 

"The devil was the minister of music, so if you listen to that music, you're glorifying him." 

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All of these are valid points, except one thing: 

For me, secular music is one of the ways God uses to talk to me. 

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Don't roll your eyes at me! Lol. Let me explain. 

Of course there is music that is absolutely a no go for me (I've had to cut out a lot of Biggie, despite him being one of my FAVORITE rappers), but there are other songs or specifically phrases in songs that I know God is using to talk me.

This isn't to say God can't use gospel music because duh, but I believe God can use anything to get to His kids and because He knows I love music, He's not going to limit himself to only gospel.

Case in point: Lately, I've really been struggling with my work/life balance. It's literally been 95% work versus 5% life and it's been killing me, but I'm a worker and that's what I do.

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All week I've been randomly hearing 'Everybody dies, but not everybody lives', which is course is a Drake lyric.

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My first thought was,"I'm annoyed with Drake right now, so I don't know why this keeps popping into my head".

(Yes, I have feelings about the Drake/Pusha situation lol) 

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Despite that feeling though, all week, it kept popping into my head, then yesterday one of my good friends said to me, "In your past, I don't feel like you've been living, you were just existing. God created you to live".

 'Everybody dies, but not everybody lives'.

It was the confirmation I needed to change some things up.

So with that being said, this new album by The Carters is really doing some things to me.

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Majority of the songs say something to me about either something I've talked to God about or something that He's shown me I already have or will have and that excites me.

So while you're bumping all this good music this summer, take the time to ask yourself if God is trying to reach you through your playlist. Don't just bop your head or sing the words, but really listen and see if there is some life application that needs to happen.

Happy listening! 

                      **Pushes play on 'Nice'.**

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