Stranger in My Own House...


I am walking around without my socks and slippers, every tip toe counts. It is dark and I don't want to turn on the switch to the light bulbs in the patio, so I skulk and move around stealthily. I push the sliding door open, but I do it very slowly so that the screeching sound is not heard in the next room. As I stand there pushing slowly, I hear a distant sound coming from the basement. I panick. My heart is beating louder and faster now, like a wild horse galloping on a rodeo show. What was that brusque sound? I listen again, and I hear the same thing. Sounds like someone hitting a box. Or perhaps someone walking up the stairs...

I abandon my task of pushing the sliding door and I bend really low, as if ducking to avoid a water ball, and then I crawl on all four limbs to hide behind the sofa. There is a blue and red striped accessory pillow on the carpet. I pick it up and hug it, pulling my knees upwards towards my chest. I close my eyes. I am in a ridiculous predicament, a senseless limbo. Who is walking up the stairs? I stay there for a while, eyes tightly shut and hoping that no one catches me in this house. I do not want to be caught. I just want to get out of here. The sound stops and I start crawling towards the sliding door again. This time, instead of standing up, I try to push the sliding door from my low position. It's not moving half as fast as I want it to...

All of a sudden, the light comes on. Oh no, it's my father. I AM in my own house!

"What are you doing honey?"
"Daddy, I...errrr...I was sleep-walking again."

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There have been times when we are conscious, at least enough to realize that the kingdom is ours, and ours for the taking. At times like that we act like royalty...kingly, priestly, and very bold. In fact, we refuse to see or accept defeat, because our plight is only victorious. There's no room for anxiety because there is support on every side.

But what about those times when everything seems bleak? So bleak that you begin to act like a stranger in your own household. It feels like you're just sleep-walking in an unfamiliar territory, moving in a strange land. In times like this, you need to WAKE UP.

WAKE UP! WAKE UP! The land is still yours and you still have a heritage in your daddy's house. WAKE UP! The whole earth is groaning for your manifestation. WAKE UP! It is time for your mighty prowress to be seen in the world today. You need to realize that you are not a stranger to God, but you're His SON. You're royalty in His eyes, but you live like a hot mess. You're intelligent in His eyes, but you keep living like a scatter-brain. How about you wake up and turn on your light bulbs? Let these words be a lamp unto your feet even as you awaken to today's new dawn...

Joel 3:9 "Proclaim this among the nations: “ Prepare for war! Wake up the mighty men, Let all the men of war draw near, Let them come up..."

Joel 2:7 "They run like mighty men, They climb the wall like men of war; Every one marches in formation, And they do not break ranks..."

Mark 9: 23 Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.”

Luke 9:1-2 "Then He called His twelve disciples together and gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases. He sent them to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick."

John 14: 12-14 "Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it."

John 16:33 "These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world."

If you don't know these things, then you may be a stranger in your own house-- scared to walk upright and afraid to do those mighty things that you were called to do. But don't be afraid...

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23 comments:

Mimi said...

That's profound!!

Approaching the throne of Grace in confidence

Kafo said...

hmmmmm
never thought about this
hmmmmm
too true

Remi, United Kingdom said...

Precious child of the Almighty God you are... this is PROFOUND AND VERY TIMELY.

Usually, we think we have problems, how about God's problem (not that He has any though), but God's problem is trying to 'wake up the sleeping with eyes open believer'... to take charge and hold of his/her inheritance, to enforce and maintain the reason why Jesus Christ Died and ressurected for us!

God bless you... I am working furiously to stay permanently AWAKE!!! By God's grace and Power.

Remi, United Kingdom said...

....and yaaaaaaaaay I made first 5! lol..

The poets voice ~~~ said...

IT is indeed time to switch on that ligt bulb and wake up!!... we are joint heirs to THE THRONE... We are the sons and daughters of God(The KING of Kings)..therefore we are princes.... He placed us a little higher than the Angels and yet we remain slaves to fear while the unbelelievers take over the world in confidence??

Great post, God bless you :)

Jaycee said...

Mimi...yes, it's confidence we need. Confidence, but still a child-like nature and innocence to keep learning and absorbing the truth...

Kafo...it's true...

Remi...that's my plight right now..staying AWAKE...there's a time for sleeping, and there's a time to stay awake and catch what's happening in the world today. Many people need to wake up...

The Poet's Voice...yet we remain slaves to fear... I think the problem is that many times we forget about what God has done in the past. We forget His POWER and SOVEREIGNTY, and we forget the TESTIMONIES from our mouths and those of others. How can we be afraid of the future if we REMEMBER the past? It's amazing how fast we forget...how fast we get caught up in daily activities and the cares of this world...

Jaycee said...

Thanks for your comments guys, they're a blessing to me and fellow readers...:)

JOY said...

Hi dearest,
thank you so much for such a wonderful post. I was blessed by it and also shared it with a friend who was saying he's feeling "overwhelmed" by all of the tough stuff life's been dealing on him. God bless u sister!

Olufunke said...

I agree
Thanks for sharing this,

Sometimes issues in life shake us to our very roots, we loose our identity and we forget who we are.

I should always remember that I am in my father's house, I have all the authority, the power, the grace and the backing of heaven every time, everywhere.

jhazmyn said...

Sometimes we forget and we begin to beg the father to give us those things He already has....We need to be reminded who we are and speak into manifestation all of the promises that are our as His heirs.

Tnxs for sharin dis

The Girl with the Red Hair said...

You are such a good writer.

Gee said...

nice!
now I am awake!
lol...u write soo well Jaycee!

akaBagucci said...

I fear I am right there......

Buttercup said...

God bless you, Jaycee! This really touched me. Hope you're well?

sunnyside said...

First time here, i must say i find most religious sites tedious n boring. Urs is quite different, i didnt just read tru but i learnt a lot too.

Thnx 4 remindin me that ...I am not a stranger in my fathers (God) house, i am a royal priesthood. Though atimes it doestnt feel like it.
Godbless

Rita said...

I love this analogy...God bless you, Jaycee

wellsbaba said...

JAYCEEEEEEEE! ur really challenging ME! you are still doing your thing! this is deep,insightful......... i am struggling to blog but i have now sha.... i miss here i miss here

disgodkidd said...

still here. still miss you

Lyrics said...

We are kings and priests,we are sons and daughters,we are friends of God,we should come with confidence, we've been told all these,yet somehow we still need more. Thanks

adebanji said...

This has just got to be for me!

God bless you!

I am encouraged!

Even right now!

nogoblogs said...

I needed this post.I am a stranger in my own house sometimes. You are so blessed. xx

Maxine said...

We gotta know our roots so that we will not be strangers where we should belong ;) Know who yoyr daddy is! hehe...thanks for the reminder!

Maxine said...

We gotta know our roots so that we will not be strangers where we should belong ;) Know who yoyr daddy is! hehe...thanks for the reminder!