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.”
“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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