Chasing Frivolity!!!


Fiction.

Frivolous: Of little or no weight, worth, or importance (Dictionary Unabridged). Frovolity: the state of being frivolous.
Frivolity: Chasing something that is not worthy of utmost serious attention (mine)

Walking down 33rd street has become part of my daily ritual. It takes me down memory lane. I remember very vividly those sunny days that I and my sisters would hold hands and take a stroll, playing the walking game of who can match the footsteps of the others. Now I am twenty-eight and I still walk down these same paths, like I've never been down this road before.

I look up, squinting at the sun's rays. I reach the lake and bend down to pick up some pebbles. I fling two of them and some ripples start to form around the corner. The water is no longer the deep blue it once was, it is sad but it is still delightful to look at regardless. I sit down beside lake Ricoco and bend my legs inwards like those Yoga people at Troy shop do. I breathe in softly and sigh out loudly. When I was twenty I made some goals for myself. I wanted to be on top of the clouds. I wanted to have a private driveway for my Ferrari. A very long one. I wanted to live in the 20101 zip code. A distinct class by itself. I also remember writing the list. The big dream list.

A man who could look into my soul. Skin that would never age. An IQ that will never be conquered. A house powered by solar energy. A private island just for my family. Connections to powerful presidents and senators. Sole ownerships of industries and factories. Oh, just to name a few. I thought long and hard at the frivolities of life. I wondered about how hard the chase was. And I almost gave myself a pat on the back. Here I was at twenty-eight, a self-accomplished entrepreneur with a husband that I loved with all my heart and kids that were adorable...

But considering all my accomplishments and more, I considered that I am nothing without God. The full satisfaction I have now only came when I had that surprising encounter with God. I was walking down this same road just as other times when I broke down. The experience was phenomenal. Suddenly all those other things I had been chasing for almost a decade became small in my eyes while my view of God became zoomed in. I considered that the reason why we accomplish these things is only really to show-case the abundance of the kingdom of God, to be lenders and not borrowers, and to save the lost. Every other reason becomes of little or no weight, worth or importance. Frivolous!!!

He who tills his land will be satisfied with bread,
But he who follows frivolity
is devoid of understanding...(Proverbs 12:11)

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15 comments:

SOLOMONSYDELLE said...

"the reason why we accomplish these things is only really to show-case the abundance of the kingdom of God, to be lenders and not borrowers, and to save the lost. Every other reason becomes of little or no weight, worth or importance. Frivolous!!!"

Thanks for sharing this. My good friend and I stayed up till about 3 am last week and she was simply talking without realizing she was sharing a testament that has since become life changing for me. This piece does the same. Thanks again!

Sugarking said...

Damn!!! I wanna write like that!!!

Mwajim Al said...

Thanks... your post re-enforced what took a while for me to realize, that it should all be for the glory of God and not to our own cause... a chasing after the wind, or as you so eloquently put it - 'Frivolity'. Once again, your piece has touched me :)

StandTall-The Activist said...

you have done it again!!!

Blowing Blessings Your Way said...

You are awesome!!! Love it as usual, stay blessed!

AlooFar said...

Beautiful.

"Yes" to your question.

David C Brown said...

Jesus said, "He that abides in me and I in him, he bears much fruit; for without me ye can do nothing." John 15: 5

Jaycee said...

Thanks for that verse David...it seals this post really well...

Kafo said...

hmmmmmm
i like the way it started
loving the verse from Proverbs also

Myne Whitman said...

It always amazes me how you weave the words together and the lessons. Thank you for another blessing through the message.

akaBagucci said...

someone told me, in the midst of a particularly dark time, when i was pining for something i wasn't meant to have, that what seemed life threatening now, would often seem trivial given time's hammer chipping away at it...

thanks for the reminder.. this is what counts most!!

Jaycee said...

@Solomonsydelle...I like how God sometimes uses several things to confirm what He's trying to tell us :)

@Sugarking...:)

@Mwajim...yes, everything is like chasing the wind. And it could get frustrating too, but when we're chasing God there's this phenomenal satisfaction. Lol.

@Standtall...thank God...:)

@BBY...thanks, blowing blessings your way too.

@Aloofar...so looking forward to reading you again...nice!

@David...again, thanks for that verse.

@Kafo...me too. Miss ur voice o...lol.

@Myne Whitman...trying to walk in your example...great JOB on your book...looking forward to reading it when I get the chance. The Heart Mender.

@Bagucci...that person was soooo right, can't tell you how much! There are so many things that we need to just stop chasing at the WRONG time...at the RIGHT time God will make everything make perfect sense!

Neers said...

this is so powerful! and Jay, thanks for your encouraging words, lovie!

jhazmyn said...

I read this just at the right time...God's awesomeness just overwhelms me these days...He amazes me

Reverence said...

I am really close friends with someone that writes like this and that makes me smile..a lot