This past weekend I watched the home going of the Great Whitney Houston on TV. She was an amazing artist, loving mother, and daughter.
I listened intensely as Kevin Costner delivered her eulogy. He said Whitney never felt she was good enough. She struggled with her fame and success.
“It was the burden that made her great and the part that caused her to stumble in the end,” he said.
Whitney’s death resignated with me and I’m sure with many of you? Too often, as women, we don’t feel we’re good enough. We doubt our value and worth.
We question our role as a wife, mother, and friend. When we’re given a compliment, instead of accepting it with a smile and grace, we question the motive; we become our worst critic.
Personally, when the negative voice pops up, I tell myself how wonderful I am. How God loved me so much…that he sent his son to die for me. He came so I might live an abundant life.
I believe life is a journey. On our journey, there are lessons we must learn in order to grow in knowledge and to gain wisdom.
There are several things I learned by watching Whitney’s funeral. I learned life does not always tell us the when’s or why’s. Instead, we must learn to walk by faith an accept the things we can not change.
I learned Whitney was loved and she loved the Lord. I learned she struggled with the gift she was given. I learned, we must let go of the pain inside or it will consume us.
Whitney is finally at rest. No more pain, no more tears, no more fears. Yet, for those of us who have been blessed to see another day, we have another opportunity on our journey to let go and let God!
Until next time, continue to Soar and Celebrate The Brilliance Within!
Women That Soar