Whitney Houston - I Didn't Know My Own Strength

Whitney Houston's "I didn't know my own strength," is inspiring to me. The song comes from her 7th studio album, "I Look to you."

The complete lyrics to Whitney's song are posted at the Music Videos and Lyrics - Music Lovers Group site. Here are just some of the lines that touched me the most, though I found the entire song a testament to the power of the human spirit.

Lost touch with my soul. I had no where to turn...Lost sight of my dream, Thought it would be the end of me. I thought I’d never make it through. I had no hope to hold on to...I didn’t know my own strength. Found hope in my heart, I found the light to life, My way out the dark. Found all that I need, Here inside of me...I didn't kow my own strength. My faith kept me alive, I picked myself back up, Hold my head up high, I was not built to break. I didn’t know my own strength.
The lyrics of Whitney's song, and the way she's appropriating them to her own life, remind me of the passage, "No test that comes your way is beyond the course of what others have had to face." The message is true to her life. It certainly can be true of each of our lives as well.

Here's to all of us tapping into our own inner strengths.


  1. I need to check that song out; I can always use inspiration.

  2. I also can always use inspiration, KaaVonia! There's something about seeing the human spirit break free from bondage that is empowering to those looking on and watching the transformation take place. :-)