The Nobody!!!


In the silence of the night, a shrieking sound arose. It was Ella's cell phone, an annoying ring tone. "Yes, it's Ella," she answered softly. "Hello Ella, I'm so sorry. Did I wake you up?" the woman on the phone asked.

"No," Ella responded, although slightly annoyed.

"It is Jadesola. The day after tomorrow is the ball. I just wanted to be sure you got my measurements right. Thanks for sending me the pictures of what you have done so far. I appreciate it."

"Yes, I did get your measurements right madam Jadesola," Ella retorted. "of course with a little room for a finger to slide through your waist. 29" for your waist, 35" for your bust, and 38" for your hips."

"Thank you Ella. Please have a blessed night."

Ella was not asleep when she got that phone call. She was more than awake. She had balls of cloth strewn all around her sewing table, cloths of different colors, shapes, and sizes...as though she was making many clown costumes. She smiled. It was what she loved to do best, creativity and innovation. So she kept on. She worked all through the night, she must have yawned about a hundred times. But she kept on...

The night of the ball came by too fast. Ella sat at a table close to the windows of the ballroom, she came so that she could look at the work of her hands, not necessarily to participate in the dancing. She even had no handsome date. So she looked. And she looked. She sewed the dresses of 90% of the women in that room. The event was an annual traditional event, and rather than buy their dresses, the women of this small city preferred to sew theirs instead. They danced and they danced, all night long. Laughing and bickering, on the arms of their knights in shining armor. Till they had their fill and it was time to go.

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Ever had a moment where you felt like a nobody? Well, I have good news for you. In God's dictionary, there's no such thing as a "nobody." You were created to be somebody in this world, and that's exactly who you are.

God looked at you when you were forming as a fetus in your mother's womb, and He concluded that you looked good. He knew you then, and He knows you now (Psalm 139). Guess what? Before you were formed He already made great plans for you...even before the foundations of the earth were formed (Ephesians 1:4).
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Therefore, in a web of complex details, every intricate thread matters. You, as an individual, are that intricate thread. Your function is extremely important to the significance of the entire web. Infact, that's the reason why you are so different from everyone else, if you have ever asked yourself that question. It's the reason why when others think they should go through paths A and B, you think path C will be the best option for you.

If you are the one behind the sewing wheel, and nobody seems to take note of you, God has already taken note of you before the foundations of the world were formed. Without your existence, the night of ballroom dancing will not dare take place. And one day, the manifestation of your works will praise you. In everything you do, do it excellently well. Because you are not a nobody, you are somebody!

And God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good (Genesis 1:31). There is nothing that our Architect designed that is not good. You, and every one of your flaws. You, and every one of your thoughts. You were designed to be somebody "good." You are not a nobody.

Photo by Steff + Justin's Blog

43 comments:

Remi, United Kingdom said...

Yeeeeah! I'm furrrrrsssst!!!! Okay will be back like the terminator! Well done girl x

Remi, United Kingdom said...

Wow!I was thinking along these lines when I wrote my recent post! The spirit is one! Yes we are all important. You see its all about relationships, its all about a never ending link.. Everyone's purpose is important, because it feeds into the next person,s purpose and the next and next. God bless you and keep increasing u in wisdom.

Jaycee said...

Wow...it's not a coincidence that we were thinking along the same lines Remi!

rethots said...

Beautiful..........not only are we 'somebody', if we are ever glimpsed a peep into the minds of those we meet on a continual basis; we would be amazed at how many want to be like us.

Why? you dare ask.

'cos of that 'seemingly' ability we possess, they so wish 'twas them.

We sure are fearfully and wonderfully made.

MissLove said...

ok, so i think this is my first time commenting on ur post? not sure :( amnesia! I love this..thanks for the encouragement! and guess what! i was totally reading this in school and someone else was reading it behind (a non believer) and he found it intriguing and asked me questions! aint that sweet:) he asked if God has a gf lol and other questions!

Kafo said...

hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
i like
very much
esp. the part where she just sits in the background and admires her work
i was thinking that God does that sometimes sits in the shadows not obstrusively and just watches but if at any point one of those dresses were to get damamged he would run in and stitch us up


okay maybe that is a stretch

Kafo said...

one more thing
there is a song from the late 90s entitled

"If loving God was a crime" by Big Tent Revival

check it out
it fits with your dancing lady picture below

Jaycee said...

MissLove...are u serious? LOL...I'm glad someone else was reading it behind ur back. Lol. Good thing!

Kafo...do you know that's not a stretch at all? I loveeee that perspective of God sitting by the ballroom window, and running to stitch up any torn piece of clothing. I bet He won't want to see His creation getting torn up. Woah...

And I'm looking for that song right now. And I came across this song, "Choose Life" by Big tent revival...wow...I like them! Thanks.

Jaycee said...

I found it, I found it...I'm gonna make a mental note to post it here in the future. I like it...

Vera Ezimora said...

Amen!!! Somebori shout alleluia!! I am somebori in Jesus' name. Thank you, Lord.

simeone said...

wow. great words of encouragement..God does not waste time and resources...if kafo and remi were thesame..then he would send just one of them intead of the two...everybody is somebori...
bless u j

Just...Toluwa said...

nice!

There is always someone thinking about us, if not friends then definitely God and that makes us somebody.

Danny Bagucci said...

WOW.. Thx for posting this.. A fresh reminder that we count for much more than we think we do.. And that Newsboys song --- is wow...

adebanji said...

Well said, I needed something like this- Thank God for your writing....I just thank God for it!

NigerianDramaQueen said...

This is a message that NEVER gets old...to know that I was pre-planned for, pre-designed...it makes me want to know his heart for me more!
Have you ever thought about writing a devotional? you should seriously look into it! Your posts already work for half a years worth:-)

school daughter said...

awww "MOMMY" this is such a blessing...
i tnk God for u!!!
XOXO,
MEEEE

nevender said...

Thanks for this post. God did not waste His resources creating me. I am important. He looks at me adoringly...what a God...Abba Father!

The Life of a Stranger called me said...

How true, God really is anwsome, Can you imagine being made to feel like a nobody, only for God to tell you that it's what He says that matter the most. I am who He says I am, and nobody can take that away from me.

Have a wonderful weekend jay..

Kafo said...

today i came to listen to music and found this song by Newsboys

hmmm
never heard it before

Writefreak said...

Yes...He knows my name!
Thanks for the reminder

How're you doing?

seye said...

One day, while on his way to destroy a city, there came the question, if there were only 5 righteous man, would you destroy the city? No, he answered! then that reduced to 1.
To think of His love!!!!!!!!!!

Reverence said...

hmmmm hmmm hmmm is all i can say right now.
and the song...whoa!

Fanwest said...

I like the idea of an intricate thread being useful. It helps me to keep at doing God's work no matter how small i am tempted to think it is. Thanks for this post

Robyn said...

Yes He did say and see that "it was good,,and is Good".Nice post here damn i love yo blog stirs up the waters os inspiration in me.How are you?

temmy tayo said...

Yet before I was born, He knew me. Great is His faithfulness.

InCogNaija said...

word!!

crys said...

indeed the spirit is one, coz this is something God has been teaching over the past 2 months or so. He knows my name! one of my previous posts was inspired by that. thanks for this post.

Lolia said...

That was lovely...Thank you for that...There are some things that you already know that you just need someone to tell you...That's definitely one of them...

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

"There is nothing that our Architect designed that is not good."

Indeed!

ShonaVixen said...

hon, thanks for posting this, i so needed it...thank u xxx

Emi's said...

Sob, Sob...Beautiful Very beautiful.

God's so great and this story made me realize it even more esp the way she labored to go and see her work

dees-nut said...

yeahh thats quite good girl , keep the spirit, this my first time here on your blog, and to you i say this..............
in the scent of every flower>
in the leaf of every tree
in the music of the songbird
in the humming of the bee
in the beauty of the star light
and the moon as she rides the sky
in the soft warm touch of the summer breeze
as it gently passes by,
in the glory of the sunrise,
as it sets when the day is done,
O surely in these a glimpse of heaven can be seen by everyone.............
there are still more in you

The Life of a Stranger called me said...

I love this.. the last comment.

Ms. emmotions said...

AMEN !!!!!

inspirational......

compliments to u dear

Jaycee said...

Vera...Lolll...thank God you're someborri!

Simeone...you're so right, God does NOT waste resources. Sometimes when I'm complaining that people don't think the same way and it's so crazy, I then remember that if we were all clones then this world won't be so much fun after all. It would be boring and despicable. So the Potter knows the reason why He makes clay pots of different shapes, sizes, and designs.

Just Toluwa...you hit the nail right on the head dearie...exactly! In fact, every one of our names are inscribed on the palm of His hands, so when others forget..God can never forget us. We're the apple of His eyes...

Danny...that Newsboys song is amazing o...I can listen to it again and again, because the lyrics are powerful and true!

Adebanji...thank God. :)

NDQ...never gets old, you're so right. Psalm 139 never gets old! LOL. Daily reminder! Abt the devo, I've thought abt it... who knows? Thank God for His word in due season...

School daughter...heyyyyyy cutie-pie. I thank God for you too (lol), that you've been very accepting of the role of your school-mother lately. You used to be so resistant & stubborn about it...muhaha!!!! He he.

Nevender...aaahhhh! Abba, father!!! It's such a priviledge to call Him "Father." Because, really, I don't deserve it...

Kafo...I never heard it before myself until I found it on our wonderful project playlist! I know u like it...:)

Writefreak...yes, He does. You're important and significant in His eyes, because you were created specifically for a reason. I just dey like Dele o...it's thanksgiving week, and I'm lovin' it! Lol. How abt you?

Seye...Me, I don't even fully understand. But I know if I sew a dress, I wouldn't bear to see it destroyed or terminated (not that I know how to sew anyways). Maybe that's why He sacrificed all (Jesus' death) to redeem us.

Reverence...lol. Glad you're feeling the song. Mwah!

Fanwest...one key phrase I picked out from your sentence was "no matter how small I am tempted to think it is." See, each small part amounts to a whole, so no matter how small a grain of sand "appears," it is significant to the formation of the entire Sahara desert. Wow. Lol.

Robyn...aaaaaahhh....waters of inspiration! I love that. May this only be your beginning...:)

Temmy Tayo...Before the foundations of the world, what manner of a God is this?

Incognaija...yup!

Crys...I'm learning more and more about the oneness of His spirit in each of us...another blogger also posted something similar to this as well...

Lolia...I know, right?

Solomonsydelle...for real...

Shonavixen...you're very welkie!

Emi...the way she wanted to see the work of her hands...hmmmm...God must want to see the works of His hands ("us") excelling and succeeding in everything we do.

Dees-nut...if I shd try to respond to the words of that poem, I wouldn't do you justice. So I will let my silence speak louder than my words. Praise God!

Ms Emmotions...yes, so be it...

Uzezi said...

In God's eyes we are complete and that is all that matters. No more wanting of men' approval to feel secure and important.

Thank you Jaycee.

darkelcee said...

hmmm, very inspirational.

iam designed to be somebody good!

Andy said...

I just love this blog...keep it up!

Jinta said...

its amazing. i came over to solicit your comments on the African Witchcratf thing, and i see you already posted it.

I need consoling - this video has damaged my equilibrium

Emeka Amakeze said...

God is not an absentee landlord.

~Sirius~ said...

Wow....where have I been, I love your blog.........Taking away the last quote in this post.
Thanks!

Emeka Amakeze said...

God is not an absentee landlord.

Jaycee said...

Uzezi...no sir...men cannot give us the approval that God can give us...I hope you have a splendid weekend Uzezi...

Darkelcee...yes, you are...:)

Andy....thank uuuu...

Jinta...about the video damaging your equilibrium, I totally feel you. It made me so mad to a point which I can't express in words. Most of all, I hate the fact that God's name is illicitly involved. It's such a hideous shameless practice!

Emeka...I really love that phrase. No, He is not.

Sirius...I'm glad you grabbed something out of this post, I'm happy about that. Please feel free to steal any quote jare...it's what I do best! *giggles*