One in a Billion Faces:


One day, the world will stand still. One day, it will be just you standing in a pile of your own ideas. You will be just one in a billion faces. There will be no story to tell, no fairy tale. There will be no epic, neither will there be any poetry. There will be no major hero, for at some point we will all become heroes of our own destinies. There will be no Science fiction, neither will there be a fantasy flick. It will not be merely an action movie or an adventure series. It will not be an animation either, because it will be as real as it gets. It will not be a drama, or a musical, or a thriller, or even romance. It will be you, as one face amongst a billion faces.

One day, you will choose your own path. One day, you will declare your choice. One day, you will choose your own destiny.

Being different is often a taboo. We often want to roll with the crowds and be seen amongst the the best, and it isn't such a bad thing either...sometimes anyway. But I tell you, you will be just one in a billion faces when you decide to do it God's way.

This year, you are going to make a lot of choices, really hard ones. I feel very strongly that this year is different. Not because a prophet told me so or a pastor said it, no. It is my very own feeling. A deep feeling I have had since the year began. I feel that a lot of us will have to make very difficult choices, and we will have to do it either God's way or the world's way. As it is, the world consists of six billion, seven hundred and six million, nine hundred and ninety-three thousand, and one hundred and fifty two people.

The world seems to have the majority vote on your life. The world seems to know what's best for you. The world and its lovely fashion; the world and its intercontinental exotic choices of foods, the world and its multicultural sense of feeling; the world and its seven wonders; the world and its kings, Queens, and Presidents...the world and its beautiful way of life.
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Yet, although it may sound incredulous and insane, today I boldly present to you an even greater wonder: the Creator and Architect of this world of wonders. It is His way that is the majority, although in the facade of this world you may not see the direction of His hands. This year, you have to find it though. Take it upon yourself to find Him. Let Him give you the direction that you truly deserve for your life. You have been running around the SAME MOUNTAIN for too long now, there is actually a better way to do it. That idea or vision you have needs a touch from Him, this is the best time ever to get that touch. The woman with the issue of blood waited for twelve years, but when she realized that it was her moment, she touched the hem of the garment of Jesus. Could this be your time to touch the hem of His garment too? I don't know, but you do.

Don't be one who is lost in a sea of a billion faces. You can find God this year and be a unique face, even among a billion faces. Ask, and you shall receive. Seek, and you shall find. You may feel like you are all alone when you make that decision, but I stand boldly to say that you are in the majority, first on earth and then in places of your wildest dreams.

Copyright: Collage by Francois D.

31 comments:

Anonymous said...

woooowwww....absolutely spot on girl :) you are an amazing writer and a tremendous inspiration. I thank God that YOU chose to go His way. If we all did the same, we would be blessings too. I have felt the same way about this year ever since last year crept to a stop. He's doing something great and i HAVE to be a part of it. Much much MUCH love to you :)

MissLove said...

nice post!!! i want to be one in a billion faces! God's grace help me!

Good Naija Girl said...

Praying this will be my year to be as close to God as I've ever been. Thanks for this.

NigerianDramaQueen said...

I've felt it too...that this year will be one of hard decisions. I pray God gives me the grace to choose his will...

Afrobabe said...

I know this year for me will be one of decisions...

So many decisions to make but I will make them all and stand out....

Remi, United Kingdom said...

God bless you girl.. yes, this year, will be full of decisions.. some easy, most I feel for me, is going to be quite painful and testing, some of which I have already began.. God help me :-)

.. and you are right... we do somewhat think along the same lines! lol...
Have a blessed, graceful and favour filled weekend ahead hon.

Much love
xx

adebanji said...

I AM SAYING AMEN!!!I pray this will be the year!

Danny Bagucci said...

Great piece.. thx for ferreting it out of wherever you pulled it out from.........

OluwaDee said...

The world awaits 1 in the majority.

4 some reason i feel the world will stand still to watch Obamas inauguration.

Mimi said...

Ditto on 'we will be making difficult decisions this year'...

16 days of January have felt like 6 weeks....b ut like always His Grace carries us through...

The best place to be right now is in His Shadow

Telekinesys said...

True.I know that if i'm going to get it right this year i'll have to mimic Jesus and be totally spirit led.

aloted said...

God grant us the grace and the strength to make the rights decisions this year.

Thanks Jaycee

Robyn said...

No poetry = no poets: freaky very freaky,,the whole article is freaky,,Hello!!

Aijay said...

I commit our lives this year and always into the hands of God.

doug said...

I agree. I'm making a lot of hard choices already. Unfortunately I think I'm already making some wrong ones.

Writefreak said...

Once again, i'm blessed, thank you Jaycee...
May we make the right decisions when the moments stare us in the face...i'm daring to be different!

The Life of a Stranger called me said...

I need to get up and just go. I really need to just stand. Enough of the sitting down. It is time to strike. Thanks for the reminder sweets.

StandTall-The Activist said...

I found this particularly interesting. Thank you Jaycee!

Isi said...

interesting!

happy new year!

Chika said...

Its ever so comforting out here...Happy new year!

~Sirius~ said...

Gosh....why do I have this very strong feeling about you being in my head.....

Your posts are always the words in season for me....

2009 is my birth year and I know it.

God Bless you as you continue to bless us.

The poets voice ~~~ said...

'the world seems to know what is best for me'...but they don't!
I know that when i decided to be on God's side, the world was against me but I'll accept...
I'm standing for Jesus, I've made my choice and I ain't turning back!!

Thanx for this jaycee. God bless you and may he use you in a mighty way to touch a lot of lives this year.

Fanny said...

Thanks sis for sharing this words, despite the loud words of the world. I did a post on how to make the right choices, hope it helps any interested heart.

God bless you real good.

Dammy said...

Like you can see through my heart. We get confused sometimes, though we ma not admit it.

This one thing I ask Lord this year, "let your presence go with me"

Thanks for sharing Jaycee. You've been such a blessing to me.

Dammy said...

Happy New Year Jaycee.

Kafo said...

i am trying to embrace my individuality in Christ this year and it sometimes easier to run with the pack

is well said
i love your playlist
who is MuteMath
never heard of them

jabez said...

Hi. i found you on one of the bloggers i follow. nice blog. very inspiring.

ill keep reading!!! Our God bless you!!!

Olamild said...

All mine
thank you for the last paragraph

bumight said...

Happy New year!

tough choices, i've already started making. it takes His grace.

Jinta said...

thank you

Our Story said...

Really inspirational blog!