Do you know your own strength?

The other day I went and acquired Whitney Houston’s new CD. Honestly I have never been a huge fan of Whitney’s but this time I was anxious to see how she was going to pull off a seven-year comeback. As I intently listened to her CD, the message in each song made me listen even more. Check these words out, “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, held my head up high. I was not built to break I didn’t know my own strength.”

The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower. (Psalm 18:1)

In listening to this I realized that Ms. Whitney in the first few lines told everyone where their strength lies, “My faith kept me alive.”  How many times in life are we faced with obstacles that have you doubt that you would not make it through and out of no where God comes through and clears a pathway? You see I think so often that we forget that God is in control, and He is the creator and controller of the universe. So many times we are faced with situations and we doubt whether or not we can make it through. What we forget is that God is always in control. Sometimes I think that we forget that, “That all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28??.

I know that I have been in situations that right after I’ve stumbled, and at the second that I am that close to touching the Earth and crashing face first, God stretches His hand of mercy out and as Maxwell Smart would say, “I missed it by that much.” We have to learn as Christians to allow the Spirit to control our lives so that we can experience true spiritual freedom. We need to stop trying to run our lives and allow God to be the Pilot and Co-Pilot. In order for us to realize our own strength sometime God takes us through life’s experiences so that we can be marveled by the wonders of His works.

As you enter in this season of Love, I challenge you to allow God to be your Pilot. I challenge you to never doubt your strengths and keep your faith because that will surely keep you alive. Until next time . . .  Stay Focused, Stay Strong, Experience Life at its fullest but most of all, Stay in Love with God.

CaSandra Vaughn

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