A Time to be Born:


It was the 11th week after fertilization. Ajike was formed, but not yet born. She was a fetus awaiting the sound of her calling. An instrument waiting to be used for her function. She was only about 31mm in length and weighed only 9 grams, yet her force of life was powerful, albeit small. Her heart, hands, feet, and brain were present, but only with the most minimal function. All she could do was just stay there, unmoved and unshaken, in her own little world of silence and beauty. After all, she was fragile and had no energy to move around like she really wanted to.

Time went by and the 9th month knocked on the doors of the womb. Ajike knew something big was about to happen, but she knew not what it was. She heard her own heartbeats, although she did not know the definition and function of her heart. She had an expected anxiety within her spirit. Once she fumbled with her hands and found the umbilical cord, twice she did a back flip in the womb, after all she didn't understand that back flips caused a little pain to her bearer; three times, she stamped her tiny feet in sheer joy, because her cochlea had been fully developed and she could hear the noise she made. It was the same sound men made when they surfed along turbulent powerful waves. She had more energy for movement now; iron, calcium, and phosphorous had suddenly become more abundant in supply. She had now gained so much energy that she felt compelled to break away from her 'fetal position.' Enough was enough, she wanted to see the world out there...she wanted to be born.

Soon enough, her time to be born came. With a magnanimous force, the water broke loose. She found herself gliding smoothly and easily out into a new dawn. It was her time now. Her time to be born. No one could stop her. She was unstoppable.

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I was compelled to write this as my first post in 2009 because I feel a renewal in my body. I feel a brand new energy, perhaps it is the joy of a brand new year.

At the same time, I know that somebody's time to be born is now. There's always a time to be born. Not just the physical manifestation of the birth of a child, but also the birth of new ideas and visions. The birth of a new realization. The birth of a new self-actualization. The birth of a new knowledge. The birth of new energy. The birth of a new challenge. The birth of a new task. The birth of a new feeling of being more intimate with God, than ever before. Whatever it is for you, if it is your time to be born, grasp it. Don't let the new feeling within you go to waste. Grasp it!

To everything, there is a season. A time for every purpose under heaven. A Time to be born... (Ecclesiastes 3: 1-2)

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36 comments:

Funms-the rebirth said...

im always blessed........ thank you. its time for me to be born

Shubby Doo said...

and to the birth of new dreams and hopes in 2009. i pray that everyone is able to grasp the opportunities and happiness laid before them by God...

Happy new year hun

Afrobabe said...

Welldone babes...

Happy 2009...

Mista Jaycee said...

Happy New Year!
Sista Jaycee,
This is an awesome post. I like the art and the imagery you used. Kick Azz!
Mista Jaycee

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

As always, thanks for sharing your wisdom.

Robyn said...

you should be the poet,,,am mouth droppin amazed

Rita said...

This is beautiful Jaycee...I am so encouraged...The time is now...

Jaycee said...

Funms...I'm so glad you were blessed...it is time for all the ideas God has given you to be birthed...

Shubby doo...hey dearieeeeeee...happy new year to you to! And yes, Amen to your prayer for everyone. :)

Afrobabe...how na? I pray this new year unravels new good things in your life. *Smooches*

Mista Jaycee...thanks. Nice to know you're an art lover too...:)

Solomonsydelle...thank God. Happy new year to the mummy of the naughtiest kids on d block!

Robyn...for a great poet to say that...

Rita...yes, it is indeed! How r u? I'm not yet back fully into reading a lot of your blogs because they're some projects I'm working on right now...but I'll soon visit...:)

Writefreak said...

Oh Jaycee..you have once again blessed me! At present i'm going through a 'rebirth' and you've encouraged me..
How're you doing girl?

Remi, United Kingdom said...

Welcome baaaaack!!! Woohooo! This piece was speaking to me oh! Have u been reading my emails??? Ah! Okay now.
Hope u're good hon. Have an awesome weekend. Much love. Xxx

Favoured Girl said...

Happy new year hon! I hope this year brings you immeasurable joy!

Lovely post as always jaycee, I love the imagery and the message is timely. Well done!

StandTall-The Activist said...

Compliment of the season. I am so using your renew energy as a point of contact for mine. Amen

Ah, blogger Ajike must read this (lol)

~Mimi~ said...

put this on the note from dec 29th but its meant for this one, so here goes:


ok so I'm back to proper comment :) when I read your note all I could do was say the line 'Happy New Year' :) because like a mutual friend of ours say 'wink wink' :) 'you and JayCee are like twins!'

Because this is how I feel and you have just taken the words right out of my heart and put them on your blog and couldn't have been done by any other person than you especially with the gift God has given you :)This thing you are doing faithfully is going to be much more than you even realize it right now... That is a decree.

Love you!

~Mimi~ said...

More testimonies in 09!!!!!

LOL! I am trying to recover my spot as number one jare..lollllllll

~Mimi~ said...

meanwhile (and this is serious because I just saw it now) Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 is the verse that God gave me for the month of January!!!!

aloted said...

thanks for this word in season...

God bless u real good!

Debbie said...

It's my time, it's my time O! I come into my own this year.
Thanks for this.
Happy New Year as you come into your own.

Peace

The poets voice ~~~ said...

Happi New Year!!
Thanx for this post..it is a year of new ideas and dreams and indeed those ideas are ready to be born!

miz-cynic said...

i can relate with this post...i feel i need to set some goals and target for myself....its been a long time since i did tht i have just been drifting along.

OluwaDee said...

Yep! the birth of new dreams & business ideas. Amen!

Hope u r good?

Telekinesys said...

Rebirth is the word for the season.Nice post

~Sirius~ said...

This is my Season, Amen!......Happy New Year JayCee.

And as always Thank you for your words in season.

mystoriesmytestimonies said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR...
U ARE A BLESSING....
UR BLOG IS A BLESSNG...

Smaragd said...

i feel like Ajike, it's the time for birthing! how have u been by the way? i haven't been consistent on blogger, so forgive me that.

Beulah! said...

Waow, i was so blessed by that write-up. Your are an excellent writer!, thanks for give form to my present state through ur writing... cos i'm pregnant with ideas..can't wait for it to be born!

Lolia said...

I love Ecclesiastes 3 :)

Meanwhile you ARE a wonderful writer. Happy New Year! Here's to a wonderful 2009. God bless you always xx

adebanji said...

This is inspiring because, in my church this year the first few sermons have been on new birth and being new!

Great Post- Stay blessed!

Olufunke said...

I am encouraged
I enjoyed readding your posts
I also feel new energy, new hopes, new determination, expecting new stories and new blessings!
God bless you!

Thanks!

NigerianDramaQueen said...

"There's always a time to be born. Not just the physical manifestation of the birth of a child, but also the birth of new ideas and visions. The birth of a new realization"-That blessed me more than you'll ever know. It is definately time for me to be born.

Now start writing your devotional already!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

NaijaBabe said...

Rebirth...always a good thing

Jaycee said...

Writefreak...hey married woman! (lol). I am doing very well...just really pregnant with ideas and trying to meditate more this year. How na?

Remi...did u notice that I stole one of your songs? Lol...I love it! Which emails? Ok, I am not sure which ones...do you mean concerning updates on your blog? If you mean those, yes I have...I'm still alive, just that I'm working on some things right now that won't let me comment as often as I want. But trust me, my eyes are always on you...*smiles*

FG...oh darling...how r u? I'm sure u were in Naija for Christmas cos u seem to be a travel addict, lol. I say a big Amen to your prayer...hmmmm...you don't know what your words and prayers do, do u? Amen.

Standtall...Amen o. Amen.

Mimi...lollll. I am guessing you are "our" triplet that we didn't know about before. Well, three is a good number....YAYYYYY! Wow, I'm amazed about your verse for the month of January. God is not a God of confusion. His words are unique and straight-forward.

Aloted...Amennnnn! God bless you tooooo :)

The Poet's Voice...yes, you couldn't have said it any better!

Miz-cynic...it is definitely not to late. Just let God guide you. One thing I know about setting goals is that if you think you can do it by yourself, you won't be able to carry through. But when you let God carry you and guide you, nothing will be impossible for you to achieve.

OluwaDee...yes o, I am. So how I you naw?

Telekinesys...yes it is. And I have a strong feeling that it has nothing to do with the fact that it was New Year's day some days ago. I just feel that this entire season is one for new ideas.

Sirius...Amen. Ah, u're welcome.

Mystories...thank you so much. Your blog is really inspiring today, sometimes I wish I can comment. I love it.

Smaragd...thank u so much for checking up on me. I am doing good o, I'm sure u are too, abi?

Beulah...wow...I love that name. It signifies preparation as a bride...(honestly speaking, I was thinking abt that name about a week ago...as a name for one of my future daughters...)Thanks for reading, I can't wait for you to deliver what you have been pregnant with for so long. God will not leave you, nor forsake you. You've come too far for that...

Lolia...Me too...I am an Ecclesiastes 3 fan o. You can learn uncountable lessons just from reading that chapter. Cheers to a blessed and FRUITFUL 2009 for you. You will not regret moving forward with God. You won't.

Adebanji...God is one...(I pray that your artworks inspire even more people this year. I pray that you will be the head and not the tail in your field, and that God will use you as an example).

Olufunke...Amen to new blessings for you. Can't wait to see what God is going to birth through you.

NDQ...how na? (My pidgin rawks...he he). Thank u so much. I am sure ur new year is being fantabulous already.

Naijababe...I concur...

Writefreak said...

Thanks dear, i'm diong good o...also have a lot of ideas running in my head and this year...we will give birth!

Jaycee said...

Amen...lol.

Kafo said...

i love this

esp. the fact that she had a name prior to birth.
i always wonder when in God's mind do we become named

Kafo said...

hey
u ok
just checking in
i hope school is treating u well

Favoured Girl said...

Yes dear, I was in Nigeria at Christmas ;)