I was so impressed with Jennifer Hudson this week with her tribute to the late great Whitney Houston. See sang “I Will Always Love You” with incredible poise and passion … with much of the world watching. Who woulda thought?
It was only a few years ago, that this voice was brought to the American public via the stage of American Idol. And even there, her fans were not strong enough to propel her into the final stages of the competition – she left in 7th place. Imagine what that must have been like for her? So close, and yet, so far away from pursuing the dream that she had to sing ~
Of course it wasn’t long after that she got over the loss with a starring role alongside Beyonce in Dreamgirls, where she later took home an Oscar for her outstanding performance. She won a Grammy for her debut album “Jennifer Hudson” and now here she was … singing good-bye to Whitney. Imagine if she had quit when she failed to make the finals? Imagine if she had thrown in the towel when her “dream” was not realized?
How often does God give us vision and passion for something and it doesn’t turn out the way we expect it to? In those moments do you continue to pursue God and go after the vision He has given you … or do you quit, and give up? Romans 8:28 says “all things work to good” NOT all things ARE good :)