...Drifter...


Fiction
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I will wait for the tide to carry me away, the drifter thought to himself. So, he sat on the stones of the seashore...waiting patiently for the wind to lift the wings of the sea. He was there for the next two hours before the wind finally arose. But it came alright! It came and it carried the wings of the sea. It carried the wings of the sea with the drifter riding proudly on top of them. The wind, the sea, and the drifter began their journey. They journeyed till they reached the far west of the country. Then the drifter settled in very nicely, inside a bedrock.
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Then the next morning the drifter arose and said to himself, I will wait for the raven to bring me my bread. So he actually waited for the next four days, under the shade of a papaya tree, without food. At least he had water to drink from a corner of the bedrock where he slept last night, the drifter consoled himself...like a juvenile who had no mother. Funny enough, the raven came on the fourth day and delivered his bread. The drifter ate the bread and slept. He awoke at the middle of the night to begin his journey again. This time he walked to the far east of the papaya tree.
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Thinking about it, maybe the life of a drifter is quite interesting. It is not like he is bothered about the things you and I think about daily. He is not bothered about when the wind would come or when the ravens would fly, neither is he aware of the necessary things he has to do in his life. A drifter has no worries or direction.

Yes, it could be quite interesting. But you were not born to be a drifter. God has not called you to live that kind of life. His plan is to have you under some form of guidance and wisdom, to have a Shepherd for his sheep so that they would not be scattered all around the earth without any purpose or any sense of direction. So, if your life has not felt like it has any sense of direction lately, I have a solution for you: Jesus. The name above all other names. Plain and simple! That's it. He's the one who was moved with so much compassion for you that he gave up everything to save you. The next verse spills it all...
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"But when Jesus saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd." Matthew 9:36

Let the drifter in you die. Don't wait for the wind, or the wings of the sea, or the raven, or the papaya tree. Wait for the shepherd and let Him guide your life and make it more meaningful.

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My life now:

One of my middle schoolers, M, asked me a question like a month back. She said she had a crush on a guy in her class and did not know what to do about it. I told her to make sure that he doesn't know she has a crush on him (lol). Funny enough, last week I took her out and she was telling me that she's done with the crush, that she did not even understand why she had a crush on him in the first place. I already kind of figured she would get tired of him anyways. Talk about a sense of direction! *wink*

Have a blessed day guys!

30 comments:

Mjay said...

AMEN.

Danny Bagucci said...

Thanks for the reminder.. We so need to live intentionally by God's design for us rather than just drift long! Word!

Gee said...

Amen..
first to claim first.
lol

Kémi Penélopê said...

LOL @ Gee...I could also write, "First to claim second..."

Back to Jaycee's post:
My favorite part in this post...Let the drifter in you die. Don't wait for the wind, or the wings of the sea, or the raven, or the papaya tree. Wait for the shepherd and let Him guide your life and make it more meaningful.

God bless your soul for telling the middle schooler what you did instead of scaring her off with what may never happen to her. A lot of kids are looking for answers and instead of getting them, they get the story of people's life...LOL

Dabizniz said...

I see why you beat me to the NBA award. Nice post

simeone said...

mhennn..i need the shepherd like mad..i need Him every day..
nice one jaycee..crush tutor.:-)

Faith Saves, Love Heals said...

That is awesome......i wouldnt have thought of a better answer than what you gave the girl....now i know what to say if am ever in a similar situation...May God continue to bless you with wisdom and understanding...May the Drifter in us all die in Jesus name....AMEN!

Believer said...

Thank you for this awesome message. I've been feeling like a drifter for a while now..lord let the drifter in me die and let the purpose driven woman, shine forth! How you doing dearie..

blogoratti said...
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blogoratti said...

Inspiring message about one drifting aimlessly. Thanks for sharing!!

Remi, United Kingdom said...

Amen.... eerm, I claim no 10?? lol. .

I love, love, LOVE this post. Yes, our lives are not meant to be like that of the drifter. Our life is meant to have meaning, and yes, it's through Jesus Christ. He is the way, the focus - the Shepherd. Our plan for this life, should be all about him.

Oh and splendid answer to that little one....

Quie funny, in my spare time, I am a private tutor / coach too... lol.

Thanks for sharing girl.


Much Love

Olufunke said...

Thanks for this reminder, when I repeatedly try to achieve a goal without success, I tend to want to live like a drifter,......but God wants us to have direction, and come back to Him to sharpen our focus.
More grace!

jhazmyn said...

"Don't wait for the wind, or the wings of the sea, or the raven, or the papaya tree. Wait for the shepherd and let Him guide your life and make it more meaningful"

Those words have stuck like glue on my mind...its just spot on

jhazmyn said...

i guess most of us struggle with that cos it can be hard sometimes...like Vickie Yohe said in her son "the hardest part is waiting on you, when all i really want is just to see ur hand move"..i'm at this point of speaking the word to re-affirm my faith n trust in God's guidance..n this post came at the right time

chichi said...

let the drifter in me die. Lord I cling to you for direction in all times and in all things. in Jesus name.

I love this song, I have been hearing alot about waiting ... God is up to something!! as usual o!

Kafo said...

a drifter life doesn't seem soo bad i honestly think it is much easier than this whole i'm a christian and i'm trying to hear God thing that we have going on

Kafo said...

jason upton
i really do love to hate this song sometimes i love it, sometimes i'm screaming against it and on some others days i try and stay as far away from it as i possibly can

Penelope said...

Let the drifter in me die...is it a song?
I'm happy i came on here, i feel this sense of relief.
Thank You
xo

Vera Ezimora said...

Jaycee, I don't know how you do the things you do, but I'm glad you do them.

Thanks, babe.


p.s. You cheated on my blog. How dare you scroll to the bottom?

Beyond said...

wow.... could it be me you are talking to....seems like it.... thanks for this meassage.....

May God help us all.

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

Thank you for sharing this.

Why am I not suprised that you are a tutor? =)

Arewa said...

great message.

good job man, you must be a really patient person to be a tutor!

Sweetnothin' said...

Just needed to hear that especially now that am going through a lot in my life and i seem to lose directionality. I realize I've forgotten to cling on to the Supreme God and ask him to lead me his way...... many greases to your elbow and may God bless you...maybe you can be my tutor too:)

BSNC said...

yes nice message.. and that crush thing, it happens you just wonder how you were crushing on the person on the first place...

StandTall-The Activist said...

Another inspiring message my lady. You have crush on someone and you later wonder why and how.

Smaragd said...

the drifter...hmmm

u teach practically all ages, how come? it's good to read a little about u.

~Sirius~ said...

Amen to the words in red. It's in sync with what I heard on sunday-*whisphers, It's a sign

I like My life now!!!

excited about it.......I've always wondered about Jaycee.

I think it's pretty awesome you get to teach, I hope I do someday.

Kafo said...

i came back today to listen to the song i love to hate

hope that all is well

adebanji said...

I ain't drifting no more!

rethots said...

....and i shall drift no more.