Before She became a Queen...


Prologue:


All along I had been jolly and ecstatic, until I hopped along with a smiley face to the computer, and right there in my bank account I found a mishap. I immediately called mr. B and explained my change of mood from 'happy' to 'foul.' Life, you see, could take you right from the top of a high roller coaster where you are indeed "high," and drop you right into the center of the bottom of an ocean. Immediately, thoughts that weren't there before over-flooded me, thoughts like my numerous job applications that are pending, my current status in the United States, my current lack of a car, and my dream of my own little fancy apartment with the interior decorations my heart so desires, and my huge vision for the future that seemed so real and yet so far-fetched (more like "only God can bring that one to fruition" because this vision is hu-ge!!!).

And so I got on the train and brought out my bible, as my American seat buddy stared on at me. He must have been thinking I'd lost it because my bible is a huge red bible, and my luxurious chanel bag (in my dreams) was just managing to carry it (ok, my bag is cute but it's really not chanel...lol). That's how I started hearing 'something' whisper in my ears...before she became a queen...before she became a queen. At that moment I caught it. I figured God was trying to tell me something, and the most beautiful story I knew about a queen was in the book Of Esther. And this is where my story begins...

Introduction:
Her name was Hadassah. Esther. Star. She was a star, but she didn't realize it yet. She was a Jew, yet she was just the average every-day chick, you know...one of those ones like you and I, the girl next door. The girl whose beauty was a sight to behold but yet who still didn't take herself too seriously. If she lived in the 21st century she may just have opted to wear jeans and sneakers to the movie theater, as opposed to a fancy dress and tall stilettos, oh anything for comfort.!!!

She looked very normal and she acted very normal, yet there was a pain inside her that no one could see, except herself. Oh, did you know that she lost both of her parents at a very tender age? Oh life did treat her badly. Yes, she had to be brought up by her uncle, who took it upon himself to call her "daughter." Yet, she knew that the love of her uncle could never replace the love of a father. Oh, she longed for someone to call "daddy," but no matter how much she dreamed or how much she cried, her father could not return her embrace. But one thing God told me about Hadassah last night was that she had something called "Endurance." She endured for goodness knows how long. She waited on her God. She was also a very obedient girl, for she was easy to love by her uncle. Therefore, she became a target for God. She became his instrument.

"Count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have it's perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete lacking nothing" (James 1:2-4). "...knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope..."(Romans 5:3-4). "And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope until the end, that you do not become sluggish, but imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises" (Hebrews 6:11-12).

If Hadassah had not been patient, then she would have lacked something. But in her loss she found joy. And in her perseverance she built up her character. And when it was time to choose a "beautiful young virgin" for the king, of course she was ready...God Himself had been preparing her all this time. Her character had been transformed to something called "hope," a phenomenon that causes a small person to see a mighty bright light at the end of the tunnel. She had it now. She had all that it took to become the Queen...one of the most powerful queens in the whole of history, who changed the history of the Jews forever. She was well equipped.

But the real story was before she became a queen...

Before you become the Queen or king God has already created you to be, I want you to target all your energy into the preparation stages. Try and see what God is trying to do for you. Try and catch the various roles of kingship and royalty. In your princely robes start learning how to become the King that will ascend to the throne. So that you will be ready when the time comes. Life has its ups and downs, but you have the power of joy to live through it.


"Blessed is the man whose strength is in You, whose heart is set on pilgrimage, as they pass through the Valley of Baca ("weeping" or "sorrow"), they make it a spring." Psalm 84:5-6

This psalm is dedicated to anonymous#1 who talked abt Depression in my post called "Before the Silver Cord gets Loosed." The spirit of depression is not your portion. I already know God is taking you somewhere, infact that's why you feel that way in your emotions.
Learnt this scripture from E last night. Thanks.
Humor: The girl in the picture is dancing to Yahoooozeeeeeeee!!!! Lol.

27 comments:

darkelcee said...
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darkelcee said...

WHAOH!

This is beauiful.

i dont know what to say but that this piece made me know that its not over until its over

God alone will BLESS you for this.

Before i become queen......hmmmm

lots of love.

zaiprincesa said...

mami..i think God sent me to ur blog today..i feel like he sent this message to me, thru you. Thank you....

Isi said...

uplifting...
how are you jay?!

chichi said...

uhm.... deep stuff;
true stuff,
ah God bless u, dis one is tite revelation o!!

For the love of me said...

very thought provoking. And just what I needed.God bless you

Allied said...

You used all the verses i memorized to remind myself of God's words whenever i am going through something...

God is Good. He did prepare Esther; she bathe in milk for at a year... before she was brought to the king.

Notice the word brought...

he will bring us to our Rehoboth.

lindwee said...

Amen!
It is fundamental to endure in all we go through because we don't know our destiny. God tests us through our faith.

laspapi said...

thanks for this, jaycee

Jaycee said...

@ Darkelcee...YESSSSS, before u become a QUEEN...it's not overrrr yet! :)

@ Zaiprincesa...wow, may the direction ahead of you become clearer...amen.

@ Isi, I just dey like Dele...lol...ra!

@ Chichi, I know right? I say when I started hearing "before she became queen," I knew something deep was forming in my spirit...true talk! Thank God...

@ For the Love of me, hmm...May that desire on the inside of you be fulfilled in Jesus Name, the Name above every other name in this world. Amen.

@ Allied...amen. When u said "going thru," it hit me that that's a strong phrase, because we're only "passing thru" and not "remaining there." So, I had to research what Rehoboth means, I found out on wikipedia that it was a well dug by Isaac, and it was also an ancient city where Saul came from (enlighten me more pls :))

@ Lindwee, yes He sure does!!! Thanks for stopping by my errrrmmm..."house"...:)

@ Laspapi, with all due pleasure, u're welcome. I wish u weren't stuck in traffic that day o...

Neers said...

ohh you are so right!! and thank you for sharing the story... the story before she became the queen!!

aworan said...

Thanks for this. I was actually having a similar conversation early this morning (at 4am!) about various trials and how they prepare you for big things in life.. :-)

GERALD said...

nice...

mystoriesmytestimonies said...

thank God for ur blog...
one of the best....
enjoy ur weekend...

~Mimi~ said...

babe!!! yahoozeeeeeeeee?!!!!!!! JOKES!!!!!!!!!!!! tewwwwwwwww funny!! LOL!

k, ur post :) mwah!! ever since i was about 7, i'd always been 'enthralled' by Hadassah! she was just soooooooooooooo 'everything-i-wanted-to-be'

Now that I am becoming everything He wants me to be, I am seeing that being a true princess then queen in My Father's Eyes is the Most Beautiful to ever happen in my life.

gosh i love my life!

Jaycee said...

@ Neers...I'm glad u loved the story dearie...

@ aworan...lol, what a lovely coincidence...

@ Gerald...left u a comment!

@ MyStories...thank u so much, esp for UR own blog. I itch sometimes to comment on ur blog but u know we can't. I almost emailed u last week (yup, the story about the blades of grass!). Beautiful.

@ Mimi...I just love the name "Hadassah". You know..."yahooozeee, yahoozeeeee, yahooozeeee....if I hammer, first thing na hummer...one million dollar!!!" Guess what, I love ur life too...u're just a babe!!!! Missed u today. If u like don't come next week o...hmmm! That ur romantic escapade...(*wink*)

Thank God for everything...I have to constantly remind myself abt Hadassah's story...it's a memorable one!

Omosewa said...

This is just awesome, im like wow. I was minding my business a few nights ago and God told me to pick up my bible and open it, and i found myself in the book of Esther, i was asked to study it. I've been reading and re-reading it, and God has been ministering to me through this lovely lady...the funny thing is i went to church on wednesday and Pastor preached about her, and here i am again, reading a beautiful post about her, confirmation in my spirit that its God.

The bible says that Esther found favor in the eyes of all who knew her, she also operated in wisdom, the kind that could only be inspired by God, and she believed firmly in the efficacy of prayers, complete trust in God. Im so thankful i came here to read the other dimensions, im just like wow .

Trust me babe, the thoughts on your mind on that day are some of the thoughts i fight everyday by telling myself God has promised never to leave nor forsake me, it cant help but turn out right...It is well.

Wow ive written an epistle, lol.Have a lovely lovely weekend babe, may Gods light continually shine through you and in you...you're a blessing!

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Ms Ken said...

lovely post...
it's like every young woman's dream to be like Esther...favored,patient,enduring,hopeful,n den getting married to the king(maybe rite now a king would mean the owner of an empire or so).thanks 4 outlining more of her qualities so we can imitate
ahn ahn,dat girl is really feeling the yahouzee...lol u r funny

terc! said...

I just read the book of Esther a few days ago! But I was looking for something else sha... lol

Thank God for putting this post in your heart.
you use feedburner abi? i'll do a little poking around and send you some directions :)

Rinsola said...

..............Even without the Kings invitation, she went into his courts (after praying) but when the King saw/laid his eyes on her, FAVOUR was inevitable at that moment..............Thanks for sharing Jaycee.

The Life of a Stranger called me said...

I read this post the moment it was out, but it appears that I didnt leave a comment.

This post really got me thinking. Again showing a ray of hope. Reminding us again as Paul once did as children who have yet to enter their inheritance (Greatness), we really can't be distinguished from the others (the slaves e.t.c.). Only later.

I know that I have a great story to tell, and even greater when I reach that promised land. But I need to always remember that even that land is an oasis. A refresher for the serious journey ahead. I was, and have been blessed by this post.

Lyrically speaking said...

This is a very potent post, I appreciate what is written here and it's not to be taken lightly

Believer said...

Jaycee, God bless you. I thank God for you because you are really a source of encouragement. Thank you for this, the preparation stage is not easy but if we can just hang on, we will get to the place the Lord has desired for us to go.
You are blessed and highly favoured of the Lord.

curvyice said...

I just now am reading this and thsi morning while i was reading my devotional, the passage for bible in one yea was Esther 6-10 and just then i felt the spirit tell me to read the book of Esther. now i have read teh book of esther like 3-4 times and i LOVE what it does to me but to know that God wnats me to read it again goes to tell me he has something in store for me and coming on here and reading the perspective you showed is just so awesome.
Go girl, i thank God for you everyday.

Remi, United Kingdom said...

Ahhh.(sigh!)I love this piece, wonderful illustration and teachings from Esther!
Patience... that is something I really had to learn. It's a blessing to truly understand that "the seemless flow of obedience to God's will, resides on the bed of patience" Jaycee, thanks for sharing. x

Anonymous said...

God bless you