**Fragile, we are**



Emotion...
A human expression
That can't be resisted
Almost always is requested
By forces that can't be explained

Tears...
An expression of emotion
Can't be forbidden
Must be unladen
A part of our anatomy

Heart beat...
An expression of life
Can't be suppressed
Unless in death
A part of our being

How fragile we are! One day we're strong, the next we're weak. One day we're whole, the next we're in pieces. One day we're laughing, the next we're crying. One day we're in the wilderness, the next we're in paradise. How fragile we are.

I have been looking for a way to express how I can be transported from one emotion to another in a split second, and also a way to write about this. I still cannot fully describe the feeling I get during transitions of emotions, but listening to Fragile by Jason Castro reminded me of just how fragile I was (original song is by Sting). Life is indeed turbulent...one day you could be somewhere and another day you could be in another man's land. No one owns tomorrow, except the God that I worship. He's the One that gives me stability in my instabilities, the One that can command the winds to stop moving in the middle of a storm, and the One that can command the waves of the oceans to come only to a certain point on land, and then recoil back to their original position.

If you know this God, then you won't be transported by the waves of life, but you will become the transporter. You won't be carried by the breeze, but you will be a breeze-carrier. Your emotions won't rule you, but rather you will become the ruler of your emotions. If I were to point at someone who I knew to be really emotional, I would point at myself first...I have the potential to cry and wallow in self-pity. But somehow, I have seen myself become a warrior and a fighter, and it seems like I'm insane. On-lookers who call me a fighter don't even understand that it wasn't really me fighting. If only they can see that it was the Rider on the white horse, the One who was described in the book of Revelation, that was there beside me, while I fought my battles...they would understand. I feel like David, who ran to the giant and said, "who is this who defiles the army of the living God?" Lol. He didn't run to him with a sword or an armor, but the little stones and his little sling. He knew he didn't have the power, but because all power belongs to God He was safe.

He makes me smile just thinking about him...because I think I'm getting to be more and more like him each day.

Nobody said you weren't fragile. Fragile, we are. But remember that it won't be your power that will fight your battles. You're fragile, but God isn't fragile.
See what God told Joshua:
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"No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life; as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you nor forsake you. 6 Be strong and of good courage...Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go..."Joshua 1:5-6/9

Enjoy Jason Castro...

30 comments:

Zephi Fahrenheit said...

ahhh I am first...
fragile,how unstable our emotions are..great post

Anonymous said...

I opened up my email some minutes ago and the first thing I saw was rejection from one of the three internships I applied to. Yesterday I read about God's infinite love for me and I have been basking in that joy then this minute am close to tears thinking of what my fate would be as well as the other concerns I had about the direction of my life. How fragile our emotions are. I did what I knew best and that was to try and hear God speak to my situtaion . How fragile our emotions really are!!!

I know that the battle is not mine to fight but at the same time I won't let my emotions take over and wallow in self pity( is funny i would have done it if I had not read this blog)

I was really blessed this minute so am back to where I was yesterday...basking in God's love

Thank God for using you as a vessel..
kay

OluwaDee said...

I must say those verses hv bn of great comfort to me these past few day.

God is indeed the stability in our instability. Our hearts will b filled with joy if we can jst alws remember that, our father will never fail of abandon us.

webround said...

"do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.." I like this....

The Last King Of Scotland said...

great song by sting. indeed we are fragile in every aspect, more than we care to admit. God will guide us all, through the happy moments, and the fragile ones as well

Jaycee said...

Zephi...yesss, so unstable it's not even funny...

Kay...that's a very big testimony...couldn't help but smile when I read ur comment. It's the way God skillfully does things like this that is amazing...it's so NOT a cliche, neither is it a coincidence...wow!

Oluwadee...it's really consoling to know that even when we're at our worst, God won't just up and leave us...I tell ya! Where would I be today?

Webround...me too...lol

TLKoS...love the song. Amen. :)

chichi said...

amazing, inspiring, uplifiting.... i av been blest by this post.God is aware, involved and in control. it is well with those who dare trust him. God bless you plenty o! God bless u plenty indeed. x

Omosewa said...

I am too stupidly emotional...sometimes i want to slap myself. Im learning though, and slowly changing, with God all things are possible.

I have updated with links to wedding webbies...lol

Jem said...

Interesting...emotions... emotions .... always been trying to analyze why the affinity for the female gender (well, mostly) to be absorbed with emotions and mood swings over anything and everything. Reading through, I see it's not really about whether being female makes one more prone to such or not but inner strength & control ...

Kafo said...

Emotion...
A human expression
That can't be resisted
Almost always is requested
By forces that can't be explained


WELL SAID

this is soo true

have a great weekend

just for your info i stopped by today to listen to music
that is why i really came and true to form you did not disappoint

Jinta said...

i wonder if our emotions can be manipulated?

"Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go..."

i hold on to that nowadays

Onome said...

nice post lovely...its truely God dat keeps us strong despite wat we're presented with...He preserves us in our 'fragility'...

Olamild said...

You are one of the many people
I'd love to meet in person.
If you can inspire this much onlinw
You are more than a blessing offline.

Wonderful post!

Honeywell said...

mehn, babe, you know you have a serious gift right? i wonder if you recognise what God is using you to achieve...

Niyi said...

Nice.. Nice.

hmmm.. the vicissitudes,uncertainties of life - ups and downs, ebbs and flows...hmmmm

Nice,Jayyyyyyyyyceeeee... lol (you know)

Afrobabe said...

Sometimes I am so happy and strong, I can be the shoulder my family leans on...the daughter,the sister,the girlfriend but somedays I wake up feeling all alone,who do I lean on???

On those days do u know what helps me along???? A visit to ur blog...those are the days I need the assurance that someone high up is looking out for me...thx

olubern said...

I wish I read this before yesterday's evening...The only thing that superceeds our emotions is God.

TheAfroBeat said...

Amazing! Thanks for this. I definitely ponder on the fragility of the human being...physical and emotional, and your insight and reminder that as long as we have God we need not fear our fragility but embrace His unchanging omnipotence.

Great song choices! Thanks for the inspiration!

Jaycee said...

Chichi...a big Amen to that prayer. I heard a quote recently, "the pipe that carries water cannot run dry." So u know YOU are definitely a partaker of those blessings. *wink*

Omosewa...lolll...I understand. A day after this post I emphasized my point by shedding a few tears on somn I shouldn't have. Felt like slapping my emotional self...(hey, u've got a partner in crime here...my hands and two feet are up in the air...lol).

Jem...soooo true. Gender is ineffective in this circumstance o!

Kafo...our love for the same type of music really beats me...I feel like u're my blogger-twin from another mother. He he...(do u feel the same way?) Tell me u do. (lollll)

Jinta..are u serious? I love that verse man! When I'm weak, I remember that Joshua was weak too. Wetin dey naw? How u dey?

Onome...sometimes I just sit down and say to myself, "If not for God, where would I be?" I really can't tell u...if not for this "never-ending" grace...

Olamild...r u trying to make me errrrm...blush? Don't lie...are u???? Haaaa...:)

Honeywell...I sighed from trying to find a response to that question, but I really don't have one...*sigh* I think if God shows us the truth of some things, we'll probably faint. Like if He showed u your future...ur husband, children, mansions, cars, careers, everything u've ever dreamt of, and everything else u can consider a blessing...u'd prob faint. Lol.

Niyi...ha ha ha...I wonder when u put this up, I'm just seeing it. I definitely KNOW what u're talking about. Trust me, I know...he he. LIFE!

Afrobabe...at this point, I think I need to go down on my knees and thank God for what He is doing. I wish I can explain in full what I'm thinking right now afrobabe...I thank God for ur life. May you become the person PROVERBS chapter 1 talks about, that you will be a TREE planted by living waters, that will never grow DRY...because of the WORD of God. (Read proverbs 1)...that's my prayer for u right now.

Oluberrrrn....lol. If u saw it, then things wouldn't have played out naturally...like they were supposed to. He he...u know what I'm talking abt. Thank God for everything! :)

TheAfroBeat...u're very very welcome. May God's face shine upon you this week...

*Sigh*

Pink-satin said...

great post as usual

Vera Ezimora said...

Jayceeee!!!!!!!!!!!

mystoriesmytestimonies said...

best song ever...
ok i have so many 'best song ever'
i love love love this song....fragile by sting

The Last King Of Scotland said...

madam im waiting for ur update, AND U SHOULD NEVER KEEP A KING WAITING!lol

Sasuke said...

Jaycee i have two words for you


THANK YOU!!!!

nice write up babe, nice write up
the thing touch me no be small

curvyice said...

Emotions huh? Girl, ive been gone for a while, still on a sojourn but i came here n your writing hit me just where i needed it to.

If you know this God, then you won't be transported by the waves of life, but you will become the transporter. You won't be carried by the breeze, but you will be a breeze-carrier. Your emotions won't rule you, but rather you will become the ruler of your emotions.
You summarized errthing in those lines. You were right wen u said if anyone would say emotional its me. the strength people see aint me, cos deep down im one weakly emotional one.
Thanks girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

uNWrItten* said...

as usual...the way your going..i see a pulitzer in your future...say AMEN! lol
THANKS JAYCEE!

Tuch said...

i just sit here worried abt something and i jus sat looking at my computer and something jus tells me to come to blogger and go on jaycees page dat theres something waiting 4 me. jaycee when u talk abou emotions ruling people i am a living example of that, it so bad that everyone arnd me feels the vibe. but with time and getting to know God and the way he works i have learnt to control and be the transpoter and not the transportee. its not being easy but i have learnt to let it go... i read this and i hear God reassuring me that he has taken care of my fears, realx and let him do his deed. Thanks gal u always deliver something wonderful and this has touched me just when i need it. Thank God for you.......

Overwhelmed Naija Babe said...

How fragile we are! One day we're strong, the next we're weak. One day we're whole, the next we're in pieces. One day we're laughing, the next we're crying. One day we're in the wilderness, the next we're in paradise. How fragile we are.

So very trueeeeeeeee... I love this post... and i love that song...

Jaycee said...

Pink...:) (hugs)

Vera...lol!!! Verasticated!!!!

Mystories...yippee, I loved the song the moment I heard Jason sing it...it's such a genuine song!

The Last King...I'm truly sorry your highness. I have repented. I'll try not to do so again, forgive me. Ha ha ha...

Sasuke...if this chair was not restricting my derriere, I would have indeed started jumping and leaping...excited that this post touched ur heart. God bless u dear!!!!!! Woahhhhh!!!! You've gat me all ecstatic for some reason...it was my pleasure. I thank God for His WORD that brings LIFE...always!

Curvyice...lollll...that makes one million of us!!!!

Unwritten...AMENNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!! I receive it in Jesus Name, Amen. *smiles*

Tuch...to say I'm happy that you were hit at exactly the right time and the right place, is an understatement. My prayer for you is that the STRENGTH God has given you, even in your human weakness, will keep waxing STRONGER & STRONGER every single day. The oil on your head will never run dry, and you will have enough to keep pouring into the cups of the people who surround you daily. You're not ordinary Tuch, someone who can be strong in weakness is definitely NOT an ordinary person. Keep seeking God's face and He will always be there when you NEED Him. :)

ONB...my darling...I'm glad u were feeling it! *wink* How Canada dey naw?

Tisha said...

well
it reminds me of the song 'who am i' by casting crowns
it just lets me know how much God loves me.
The song goes
"I am the flower quickly fading
here today and gone tommorow
a wave crash in the ocean
a vapour in the wind
still you hear me when i am calling
you catch me when i am falling
you showed me who i am
I AM YOURS (I belong to a great God)"
aint that just great?