Funerals have changed my life!
Today, I attended a funeral of a cousin who passed unexpectedly and at a young age. The funeral home was packed with standing room only. The message delivered was real, honest, and the Truth was shared. Whimpers and sobs from deep pain and noses being blown were seen and heard. The procession of cars was long to the cemetery and the temperatures of 15 degrees made it worse.
Ten years ago, I stood at a cemetery burying my youngest brother who was 40. The pain from His death cut deep. It jolted me out from the land of denial. “Pay attention to your purpose, Darlene, get stepping forward.” And that is why I do what I do with coaching women towards their life purpose.
I died in many ways “internally” when my brother died. I surrendered my life then. Faced forward and walked out steps that led to exposing lies and living out the Truth. Funerals can be used for good, if you allow the pain to speak.
And the wonderful news about my cousin, I will see him again, as He surrendered His life to the Lord of Lords in the hospital before he died. He was given new life.