When your MESS becomes a MESSAGE...



You were created for God's glory. You were created to bring Him praise. How do you glorify God? You glorify God with your testimonies. But you cannot have a testimony without a test, neither can you have a message without a mess.

This is why you first have to pass through the VALLEY just to make it to the MOUNTAIN TOP! Because when you get to the mountain top your kids are going to ask you, "dad, how did you get here?" Your friends are going to nag you, "ol boy, look at the way you're on TOP, how did you make it there?" Then you will be humbled by the goodness of God, and your lips will begin to tell of how you narrowly missed the arrows of the Egyptians and how God made a way in the middle of the red sea, and then how you got to the wilderness without any money or food, but God made a way for you where there seemed to be no way." You'll start to tell them that it is worth it to wait on God, it is definitely worth it to keep trusting Him. Your mouth will become the epistle of a brand new novel, and your lips will become the chapters of a book just like psalm 45:1 says,


"my heart is overflowing with a good theme; I recite my composition concerning the King; my tongue is the pen of a ready writer."

I have had to tag along a little behind at some educational stages of my life, despite the fact that I'm still as young as a baby. Take for instance how I had to re-take some medical school classes, or how I've had to defer my current MPH program to the spring semester because I am waiting for certain documents to come in. Then all of a sudden, God opens one more door...another masters program that I can do while I wait for the spring, because I have to take courses this semester to remain in status (see how God works). So in the midst of all this chaos I am looking at my future, and what I now see is that I am on this crazy path to becoming a threefold virtuoso: a doctor, a policy maker, and at the same time an administrator over a health facility. I used to be so one-sided in the past, but now God has shown me the different ways to get to the mountain top. I may not become a CEO if I don't do a masters in health care administration...I may not become a health policy maker if I don't get a Masters in Public health, and I may not know the dimensions of "healing" if my path of medicine is not completed. There are different paths to achieving these things, but maybe this is the path God has chosen for me. With these three degrees, God can use me to accomplish the different things He planned for me to accomplish someday...the purpose for which He created me for. Everyone has their own path, your eyes just need to be watching God and asking Him what path you need to take. Your path WILL be different from mine, and mine will be different from yours. But remember that you need to pass a test before your testimony comes. It may just seem like I'm in the valley...but it's only the designated path to get to the mountain top.

It is not easy to go through the valley, but what will keep you alive is your HOPE in God, "that He will NEVER leave me nor forsake me." (Hebrews 13:5). As you reflect on that more and more, your wings will spread out just like an eagle's, and you will gather the energy to fly to the highest of skies without an iota of fear. Only then can your mess be eventually transformed into a message, and your mind will be totally blown into pieces because of how God works miracles.

Psalm 126:1 "When the LORD brought back the captivity of Zion,
We were like those who dream."

18 comments:

Kaydey said...

Jaycee
u are a great inspiration

Naijadude said...

Great inspiration as always!

bighead said...

Permit me to ask a question here; What makes yu so sure that the whole administrator/policy maker is what God has in mind? Before you hit me with the faith response, ask yourself if the administrator/policy maker thing is what you want cos if its not then why have faith? I have seen a lot of people try to make excuses for God in their current circumstance... The questions in my head are just jumbled up...can't ask them all. Hope i made a little sense and please don't take the questions the wrong way; I'm trying to break loose of my mummy-held-my-hand-and-took-me-to-church foundations and get my christianity grounded on conviction so I'm seeking answers from any and every where.

Kafo said...

hmmmm
it sounds beautiful on paper
but in acutality ...
hmmmmm

not a fan

Jaycee said...

@ bighead...the answer to your question is "no, the health administrator/policy thing is not what I wanted to do initially, what I wanted to do was just become a medical doctor. But after a while I had to take a break from medicine and go into somn else, and I read the descriptions of the MPH program, fell in love with that, and decided to go into that, and also the MHA program as well..." where my faith comes in is trusting that the plans God has for me are that of good and not of evil Sometimes you can plan all you want, but your best plans are not equal to God's best plans for your life...does that make a little sense now? So instead of just becoming what I wanted, God is adding unto me other things as well...I see it as an addition and not as an unaccomplished vision...

I guess I can say I am just recording my own baby steps on paper and trusting that God knows what He is doing, because initially I wanted to do it one way, but I found myself doing the same exact thing in "other" ways...

@ Kafo...lol...sounds beautiful on paper abi? Na so o...

Allied said...

Jaycee... GOD BLESS U .. What did i write? i write again..

GOD BLESS U...

My birthday is around the corner, and when this happens i tend to look at my life, Last year, there was a lot of struggle, but as all seasons, it came to an end. Now, i am on Top in so many places both physically and spiritually, i would never have imagined, victory could come this soon.

Thank you again, but re-confirming my message.

mystoriesmytestimonies said...

'Sometimes you can plan all you want, but your best plans are not equal to God's best plans for your life...'jaycee

i agree with u ... if we can see the end of the journey..we will never argue with God...

my life is my testimony... God delivered me out of a horrible pit.
psalm 41 1..3

i could have done my MPH when i was busy crying my eyes out.. to get into medical school... or when i had to retake my step 1...
i still give God the glory ...

cos one day ...i will get my MPH ..and work for WHO..WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION ...AMEN OOO

Anonymous said...

wow....just wow. This is for me, I need to print it out and pasted it all over my room, car, work area etc.

I had forgotten this, even though I tried to remind myself of it when I 'threw myself a pity session' I just basically recited hollow words.

I thank God that I was able to read this, and I pray that God will cause you never to forget these words He has placed in your heart....because it really is all too easy to forget.

DiAmOnD hawk said...

inspiring as always Jaycee... keep going...

Jaycee said...

amen...

The Life of a Stranger called me said...
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The Life of a Stranger called me said...

An Inspiraion indeed. Psalm 126 vs.1 has always been my mum's victory dance theme.

I too remember the goodness of God, but unlike many the Lord has taken me to many areas of academia that if anyone were to read my resume they will wonder what my true path really was:

The Lord increased me when He gave me the highest qualifaction you could possibly achieve in the area of Pharmacy (without the clinical aspects - majoring in Chemistry), and when I could not be bothered to find work he made a way to go for a graduate study, in a totally different field of science. As if that were not enough, I was offered a position as an International fellow in an entirely different part of science. And now I am working towards resolving the complex issues of science with Process Algebra (a type of pi-calculus).

I was in a conversation with believer just the other day, and I mentioned that I have now become "a jack of all trades" and "a master of none";

You may have asked, wasn't there opportunities to follow one path, but like you have said, our paths are different, only our God knows the destination well. So I will rejoice in my experience of it all, because I know that the plans He has for me are GOOD plans, and only I need do is ask Him and He will show me unsearchable things my heart know not.

My testimony is my God has caused everyone to favour me, has continually made a way when really there shouldn't be any way, and has caused my life to be a mistery that many look intently to find out what really is happening with her.

So I am here to testify of God's greatness and goodness. I am here to sing praises, and dance like david did, because I know where He has brought me from, and I know my end is expected.

He has been good to me, and Has refused to let my life be a laughing stock. Because He is not a man to lie or chnage His mind, He has continued to work tirelesy to bring to pass the promises He made concerning my life even before I was conceived in my mothers womb.

I am here to testify that God is indeed GOD all by Himself.

Jaycee said...

@ Life, wow...I feel like u were probably peeking in through the tiny little phone hole today at TERC when part of our conclusion abt God was that, "He is God, ALL by Himself." Wow, that was the same exact statement we resolved to...He knows EXACTLY what He is doing...

...and I thank God for your beautiful testimony...God is taking u to places that only time will tell...He is taking time to shape you into the vessel He wants you to become (oh, our wonderful Master Potter)...

eddiie said...

cannot have a testimony without a test, neither can you have a message without a mess....

thats what caught me up...

God's child said...

Wow Jaycee you are so right! God never promised that every day will be good but He did say that He "worketh together for the good of those who love the Lord", and that we are more than conquerors. The Master and us are one, and yup thats a force to reckon with!! Moses, Caleb, Joshua, David, Jesophat, Jonathan, Daniel even Saul all knew that! Thank God that He is still the same God, the God of the impossibles!!

I praise God for you, for His Spirit of Wisdom that is in you that allows you to think Big. Do not let others destroy your dreams, dont expect them to understand either, God didnt give them that dream, He gave it to you. I have the same thing, at the end of the day, I'll be an MD with a masters in the field of Public Health, yet I want to get an MBA because of a passion that God rejuvenated recently in my life. It was a situation that I ran from the past few yrs but when God reveals something to you, He makes it clear. Friends dont understand, esp those in medicine and ask why, but I know the only person I need to answer to is the one who called me to serve. I already did that when I shouted "send me!", because I know ALL that I am doing is to bring glory to His name, and it gets me excited!

You have the Spirit of Wisdom in you so you have perfect knowledge of every circumstance and situation you will ever come up against. The truth is life will be full of messes but its knowing that we are synonymous to commanders on the battle field that we can shout with joy and say "bring it!!"
So dream BIG, plan BIG and set BIG goals, I think many times as Christians, we limit what God can do in our lives by trying to limit what we put our hands in. I am a living testimony to how far God can take me once I realized I could change my thinking.

On another note, I really wanted to be at the TERC conf this past fri, was stuck in airports for 10hrs thursday till late, I was up at that time but completely forgot. I just set a reminder on my calendar for this week's own.

Have a beautiful and wonderful week everyone filled with supernatural encounters.

Jaycee said...

lolll...wow, God's child ur response was definitely inspiring, I felt something I can't even describe as I read what u wrote...I don't even know what to call the feeling...lol.

Let me just say I felt like I was the one who wrote that...I concur...

Klara said...

God I love ur Blog..So Inspirational..God Bless u...
It's never easy to go through the valley but faith in God's Love can help us thru..
Thank u for being such ablessing..

The Last King Of Scotland said...

word!