Dolly Parton says her faith impacts everything, believes all things are possible through God

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Country music legend Dolly Parton says her faith impacts everything, and she believes all things are possible through God.

“My faith impacts everything that I do because I do believe that, through God, all things are possible,” Parton told Fox News. “And so I always ask God to bless everything that I do and the people that I work with and to bring all the right things and right people into my life and to take the wrong ones out.”

“So, I try to just live through love as much as I can. And so I just think that my spirituality has been a guiding light in my life and my strength, really, in my creative energy,” the 77-year-old singer continued. “And my spiritual energy has really been a great force to keep me going all these years and still being productive.”

In 2018, Parton said a belief in God is “essential.”

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“You have to believe in something bigger than yourself,” she added. “We grew up believing that through God all things are possible.”

Parton noted, “People say, ‘Well, I am surprised that you talk about your faith,’ and I say, ‘Why not? That’s who I am. That’s what keeps me going.'”

In January, Parton released the song “Don’t Make Me Have To Come Down There,” which was inspired by a dream about God.

“It’s a song that came to me in a dream and I felt like it was worth putting out there. Something special — well, it’s special to me,” Parton said.

In 2021, Parton explained that she doesn’t want to be idolized.

“I don’t want to be worshiped, because there’s a scripture in my Bible that talks about idol worship,” Parton told People magazine. “And I see that happening all the time with movie stars and these celebrities. People literally worship them more than they worship God. And I just — I cringe at it sometimes. … But if I can set an example, then that’s great.”

Parton also told Fox News the advice she would give her younger self.

“Well, I would just tell her to buckle up. You’re in for the ride of your life. I do still have my little self inside me,” Parton revealed. “I never forget who I am, where I came from, how I felt, what I wanted as a child or what I dreamed and hoped for. So, I always try to stay in touch with that little girl.”

The country music star said she tries to “keep a child’s take on things,” and focuses on not having doomsday thoughts.

“Of course, I know I’m old enough to die, but I’m not ready to, and I don’t live my life thinking that,” Parton said. “I figure I’ll go when it’s time. I hope it’s easy, but in the meantime, I’ll go to work until I go, however, that is.”

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