I Didn’t Know My Own Strength

Whitney Houston

Today the world mourns one of the greatest music icons of our time, Whitney Houston. No reports have declared the cause of death but most of us have our suspicions. It’s painful to see such amazing talent wasted.  The saddest part of all this is that her daughter is left with no mother at only 18.

Many are the times in life that we get into situations that we think will be the end of us, and more often than not they do become our end because we forget what we have within us. We tend to forget or not even know our own strength. There are times when the best solution  is just to let God and not try and do it on your own. We have so much strength and power just in the name of Jesus. Jesus asked us to cast all our cares unto him, and the bibles says no weapon formed against us shall prosper cause only God knows the plans he has for us, plans that are for prosperity and a future with hope. If only we could lean on Him in our walk of life.

The bible asks for what good is it for a man to win the whole world and lose his soul? What does it matter if your bank account reads like a phone number yet you have “lost touch with your soul”? We mix our priorities in life. My aunt once told me, “Life is not a rehearsal, live it right”. How many times are you stuck doing something that’s cool, for the sake of it being cool yet you don’t even enjoy it. How many times do you keep late nights at the office at a job you don’t like with colleagues you can’t stand just for the sake of the money you get at the end of the month? I know you need money for the basics in this life, but so does your soul need joy, happiness and peace. Human beings are the most resilient of animals, yet we tend too give up too much. God gave us power and authority over all other creatures, if you don’t believe anything atleast believe that it is a fact that you have power and authority over your circumstances, whatever those might be. Sometimes the obstacles along our way are meant to lift us to the next level. They say when faced with an obstacle God will either move it, take you through it or teach you how to fly.

You have soo much strength within you, it’s unbelieveable. Faith the size of a mustard seed can move a mountain, imagine what you can do with unshakeable faith. Believe in yourself, believe in your strength and believe God will take you through it. R. Kelly sang,

I used to think that I could not go on
And life was nothing but an awful song
But now I know the meaning of true love
I’m leaning on the everlasting arms
If I can see it, then I can do it
If I just believe it, there’s nothing to it

I believe I can fly
I believe I can touch the sky
I think about it every night and day
Spread my wings and fly away
I believe I can soar
I see me running through that open door
I believe I can fly

See I was on the verge of breaking down
Sometimes silence can seem so loud
There are miracles in life I must achieve
But first I know it starts inside of me, oh
I believe I can fly

It touched me that at Whitney’s last performance on 9th Feb she sang “Yes, Jesus loves me”. I’m glad she knew she was loved, though she was unable to overcome her devils, may she rest in heavenly peace with the angels. We loved you Whitney and we’ll always love you; may we take the lessons from your life.

I think the one song that defines what Whitney was going through is her own song

I Didn’t Know My Own Strength

Lost touch with my soul
I had no where to turn
I had no where to go
Lost sight of my dream,
Thought it would be the end of me
I thought I’d never make it through
I had no hope to hold on to,
I thought I would break

I didn’t know my own strength
And I crashed down, and I tumbled
But I did not crumble
I got through all the pain
I didn’t know my own strength
Survived my darkest hour
My faith kept me alive
I picked myself back up
Hold my head up high
I was not built to break
I didn’t know my own strength

Found hope in my heart,
I found the light to life
My way out the dark
Found all that I need
Here inside of me
I thought I’d never find my way
I thought I’d never lift that weight
I thought I would break

I didn’t know my own strength
And I crashed down, and I tumbled
But I did not crumble
I got through all the pain
I didn’t know my own strength
Survived my darkest hour
My faith kept me alive
I picked myself back up
Hold my head up high
I was not built to break
I didn’t know my own strength

There were so many times I
Wondered how I’d get through the night I
Thought took all I could take

I didn’t know my own strength
And I crashed down, and I tumbled
But I did not crumble
I got through all the pain
I didn’t know my own strength
Survived my darkest hour
My faith kept me alive
I picked myself back up
Hold my head up high
I was not built to break
I got to know my own strength

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