Of course the media is still showing massive coverage from Whitney Houston‘s Life, Death and Homegoing service, and they will for a few more months.
However, as I was watching the Today Show this morning, the Lord advised me that was enough for now. Funny thing is that I understood and shut the television off. His point was this, I understand that you and many others are shocked that she was taken so abruptly but she is no longer here.
He reminded me of some things of my past and stated that when he showed me MUCH >>> Grace and Mercy by the things that I did do as well as the things that I didnt do via disobedience…. I was not that emotionally bothered the way that I was via Whitney Houston’s passing.
He reminded me of how I stayed glued to the television, all the media outlets and newspapers trying to KEEP UP on what, when, who, and how things transpired with Whitney.
News Flash….when I disobeyed / disobey God……I dont always run to my bible, grab any and every theology manual, call on the Saints and cry unto God… So why in the WORLD am I placing more emphasis on the passing of someone that I hardly knew v.s. the LIFE of myself who still have a chance to get my own act together? I grew up on her music and still have MOST of her music but the consumption has become into an overload status….
It is called being nebby and trying to keep up with the latest in Hollywood to be frank. Yes, I am NO WAY…SHAPE OR FORM trying to be insensitive to her passing ….. I was and still consider myself a supporter of who she was as a person and as an entertainer….
BUT …..reality is that it is okay to mourn but it is no different when the first love of my life… my father, the late Norris Coleman was dying with two types of cancer and then was transported to hospice. I knew what this next phase meant and knowing that my daddy smoked since he was like 9 or 10 years old! Yes my father told me that he started sneaking his father’s cigars when he was that young, liked it and NEVER STOPPED.
Whitney like many other people tried something, liked it and NEVER STOPPED, regardless if it was 10 %…25 %…50%…75%…or 99%… they all never 100% TOTALLY STOP. Even when my father found out that he had lung cancer, of course he was devastated and I along with my family was sad BUT my father STILL CONTINUED to smoke his cigars! Boy did they use to smell good, because he bought expensive tobacco but the smell wasnt worth seeing him lose life! So just as other people are hooked onto different things, they know that it can bring damage to their bodies but do they ever fully stop?
When my father was at the point that he was so weak that he needed to lay down all the time, YES!! He finally stopped “lighting the cigar” but he still desired and maintained an ” unlit cigar” in his mouth until the time we transported him to hospice……
So case in point, I will continue to listen to her music when ” im in the mood for it” but I will not consume my time with watching, reading and listening to all of the different parts of the media of what is going on with her estate, her daughter, her mother, her cousins, her Godmother, her brothers, her sisters, her nephews, her neices, her pastor, her church etc.
Everything that I named above is the time that I need to focus on in my own family because The Coleman’s surely have a great deal of work and healing to get through themselves. I want to continue to remember Whitney as the lovely flower that she was……
God is a jealous God and we are not to place nothing or no one above Him and anything that I give more “light to” than Him……well there you go!
God should NEVER have to compete with the materialistic and other worldly things that WE CHOOSE to participate in…
Okay im done…