Recently on the OWN networked Oprah re-aired an interview she had with Whitney Houston during the release of her latest album "I Look To You". She made a statement that sparked something in me to write this blog.
When Oprah asked her about her relationship with Bobbi Brown, she said repeatedly that she would try to reduce her own light or dim her own light for the sake of their marriage. She said that she wanted to be Bobbi Browns wife instead of Whitney Houston. This statement made me wonder how many people lose themselves after marriage for the sake of being a 'wife'. She went on to say that it does something to a man when he doesn't have his own, he must have his own light. I agree and would add either have his own or be extremely confident in who he is.
You may have your own beliefs but I personally don't think anyone should have to change who God made them to be because of another insecurities. Whitney was one of the greatest and she tried to dim her own light.
I will always love Whitney Houston and the gift God gave her. The lesson I learned from that interview included:
- The danger in dimming the light of a God-give purpose
- How reducing yourself for another only hurts you and them after a while. No one wins when your not at your best.
- Shine bright!! Anyone worth having will appreciate ALL that God has created you to be.
- No matter who, no matter what...DON'T LOSE YOURSELF!
- If God created you to shine....shine. We need your light.
- You shining is making the world a better place.
- NEVER apologize for how bright your light shines.
Her gift was so great! But it came with a price. The great thing about God....if he gave it to you, he also gave you the grace to carry it. Don't ever, for no one, dim your light.
Love you and God Bless!!
-by Bridgette Murphy