The world is still reeling in shock and grieving over the death of singer/music icon Whitney Houston. I wasn’t able to watch the funeral in its entirety, but have seen some footage of it via YouTube. One of the most powerful speeches was given by Director Tyler Perry, an anointed man of God who gave these encouraging words, “One thing I know for sure…more important than anything else she did, Whitney loved the Lord!”
Yes, I’ve read the news about her drug addictions, partying, and later in her career being unable to hit the high notes that she once could, etc. I think she summed it up well when she told ABC’s Diane Sawyer, “The biggest devil is me. I’m either my best friend or my worst enemy,” in an infamous 2002 interview with then-husband Brown by her side.
Or in the wise words of the apostle Paul in Romans 7:15 (NLT): “I don’t really understand myself, for I want to do what is right, but I don’t do it. Instead, I do what I hate.”
Only God knows where Whitney stands with Him; that is not the point of this blog post. It is not our job to judge her; a better use of our time would be praying for her grieving family and friends, and to mind our own walk with God.
Whitney starred in the movie The Bodyguard with actor Kevin Costner. I was struck by his words about Whitney at the funeral. Despite her incredible fame, wealth, and raving fans, Whitney apparently still struggled with the doubts and insecurities that we all do. When Kevin wanted her to be the lead actress in The Bodyguard, her response in essence was, “Am I good enough?”
It’s a question so many women struggle with today. I will be discussing this topic of “Being Good Enough” with my special guest, Jen Bennett, on November 24 at 11 a.m. Central Time (12 p.m. Eastern Time) on my Women’s Battles Radio Show at Talkshoe. We’d love for you to join us in the chat room by clicking here, to let us hear your thoughts and your own issues with this.
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Video of Kevin Costner at Whitney Houston’s funeral