Lost in a Sea of Faces:


Latifah stood with her arms akimbo. The wind was blowing right into her face, and she was scrunching up her nose, as if the act would chase the wind away. She was standing by the window sill, looking at the people walking past the house. One by one, they came and went.

She peered into their faces and saw so many things. She looked at a man in a frenzied rain coat. He seemed determined to reach his stop on time. He kept glancing at his watch. He was a master of his own time. He was driven! She looked at the woman two steps behind the man. In the midst of the crowd of people, she stopped for a second to scan the items in her purse, then she closed it and patted it. She was careful, and critically so. It was necessary. She was a watchman over her possessions! She glanced at the young boy on roller skates. He was zooming in and out of the traffic of people. To the left, and then to the right, and then straight ahead. He was practicing his balance and stride. He was obtaining perfection even with the outcry of his imperfections. He had zeal. Finally, she placed her two hands to her cheeks and touched her face. It felt cold. What was her own plight in life? To each man his own. Yet, she felt that as she looked at the people walking by her house, she slowly became lost in the sea of many faces.

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What is your own plight? Do you feel lost in a sea of faces? People are accomplishing different things each day. With each day comes the revealing of destinies. With each day comes several revelations. There are graduations each year...weddings, promotions, world-breaking deals, world-class records, Nobel prizes, literary awards, nominations, and awards. Where does your own plight lie?

Your own plight lies in the realization that you will get there if you can just believe. But when you are lost, you can only truly be found when you find God. I told someone yesterday, "there can be no counselor with a PhD other than God." He's the almighty counselor, the One who can guide you in the right path. The One who unsticks you when you're stuck in the miry clay. The One who can remove you from the grasp of the fowler's net. The One who can save you from the disaster of the battle of your own emotions. He is God, and He can find you when you are lost. Remove your face from the sea of faces and reflect on your own life for a quick second. You were made in His image. You too, even you, WILL be someone one day. Don't get lost, get found and get glad!

"...'for this my son was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found'. And they began to be merry..." Luke 15:24

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24 comments:

~Mimi~ said...

Am I first????????

YES!!!!!!!!!

~Mimi~ said...

he he, lol. Hi JayCeeeeeeee!! sniffle. you dint even ask after me. sniffle. i havent read the post. lol so cant really comment.

~Mimi~ said...

YESSSSSSSSS! :( i've been feeling very lost in the sea of so many faces but well I just had to remember He knows my face all too well...and besides he's tattooed my name on His hand..which brings to mind one thing, for me...I should be spending more time with Him...

~Mimi~ said...

let me just irritate someone and take up the fourth space too...he he he

simeone said...

yet again ..really insighful..
in His light I see light..i just have to keep believing...
hahahaha...wooooo..thank you jesus..

p.s...who is dis mimi sef..? lol

badderchic said...

exactly, who mimi be? lol

this was a good one, usually always is.

islander said...

it's comforting to know that we never are out of God's sight.....He sees us in our little worlds, and though sometimes we get lost in the crowd,we are not lost to Him.

Jaycee said...

Mimi...u're cracking me up...I looked at ur prof pic a few days ago, and I think I just smiled cos I was rushing off the fb...that's to say that thinking abt u made me smile, that's a really cool thing o...I liked it when u said "besides he's tattooed my name on His hand"...the word tattoo really drives the point home in my head...lol. MWAHHHH!!! U're my British chica from another mother...luv ya!

Simeone...In His light, I see light... I'm tempted to use that as my next status...kewl!

Badder...thank u o Chairlady...*wink*

Islander...that's the concept here exactly...that even when we get lost in a sea of faces, God has not gotten lost in that sea...but He recognizes each individual face and has the master plan/blue-print in His hand...

Stingess said...

You see how mimi just came to spam on this page? Only her 1st - 4th, what is that about? I will sanction her now!

As always, i love ur posts whenever i settle down to read them. I have a "problem" with religion (to say the least). Hopefully, i can blog about my POV one day! I love how u write though. I think u r a very gifted person.

Now if only u could tell me how to sneak out of work b4 5pm, i would love u 4ever.

chichi said...

mehn i am in that class right now-giving God the reins and paying attention!!

it is easy to get so overwhemled and weary and get lost... but thank God he can unstick me when i am stuck!!!

Fanwest said...

I am soooooo refreshed when i read these posts. What a stress relief!

Thanks Jayceeeee

Fanwest said...

Btw, i'd like my blog to look like urs. Show me pls...

aloted said...

@mimi u r not serious o...oya go and update ur blog now now!

hmm yes o..my time is coming...it's all in HIS PLAN...

loving the song..

Vera Ezimora said...

I love this!!

It's not easy sometimes though; I can personally testify to that. Time keeps passing by and you keep hearing of everyone else's accomplishments & milestones, and you keep wondering, when is it gonna be me? When will it be my turn? What do they have that I don't? It gets worse when you believe you're better than the person who got the award/promotion/husband/child/whatever.

But God dey....

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

Thank you. I needed this, this morning.

Jaycee said...

Stingess...lol @ sanctioning Mimi...don't mind her o...I would love to read about ur POV actually. I have a problem with "Religion" too...my relationship with God is not religious...:)

Chichi...it is sooo true that it is easy to get lost. It comes in subtle ways, you may not even realized it until you're completely lost. But yeah, ha ha...thank God that He has the POWER to unstick us when we get stuck...shey? Lol. I bless God o...

Fanwest...yayyyyy!!!!!! Away with stress! As for the blog, I messed around with the blogger colors (on the edit spot), and then I cracked some html codes and put a background pic of a glass with a little water in it...it was a long time ago sha, but sure...I'll be glad to help out, just email me with the specific questions and I'll be sure to holler!!!! Yayy, glad u like the look :)

Aloted...glad u like the song. I'm abt to change it...lol.

Vera...hearing of everyone's accomplishments is SO not fun when one is not accomplishing anything. It is well. We've just got to celebrate others and what we celebrate others for, people will also celebrate us with...it's like sowing seeds of blessings...

Solomonsydelle...I'm excited that you saw this when you really needed it. God dey.

rethots said...

We are often "lost in a sea of faces" because we often want to measure up to 'someone'; and as long as this 'someone' is our standard, the best we can ever be is second. Who likes second when they can be first?

As such, we can only fulfill our parts when we realise that for different purposes He created each one of us.

Jaycee said...

Rethots...I always love the way you construct your sentences, so that they make absolute perfect sense. The reason why the girl in context was looking outside the window and touching her cold face in regret was because she felt the others were more superior in their passion and zeal, and she...well she didn't have what they "seemed" to have.

Little did she know that on a race track, there are individual race lines for different people..."different purposes," as you rightly said...

Thanks...

Anonymous said...

Hi, great piece this is. Important to note is that there is hope for each and every individual if we try our best. Do your best and let the Almighty to take control.
I love the way you 'weave' your prose pieces. They are smooth and full of life/feeling.

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weeworldafrica.blogspot.com (Likwezi Mwezi)

Ubuntu said...

Jaycee, what inspires you? You are really full of spirit and conviction.

Its wonderful getting lost in your world.

Jaycee said...

Anonymous..."hope" is the keyword. Thanks, I will check you out...:)

Ubuntu...I will use this opportunity to give the glory to God. I promise you none of these are my original ideas, God placed them in there. You're getting lost in God's world...and I like it...LOLLLL.

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