I’ve wanted to move back down south for about four years now. That’s the entire time I’ve been married. That’s four years of living in a game of tug of war…”I live here, but I want to live THERE!” Four years of not being content. Four years of trying not to settle into my life. Four years of pretending I don’t live in Maryland. Four years wasted.
We even own a home here now! And yet, part of me still isn’t settled here in Charm City. I’ve met some of the sweetest, most genuine people I think I’ll ever meet this side of Heaven. When I’m with our closest friends, I can sincerely say I have the feeling of “being at home.” But when I’m surrounded by my four walls or out on a walk all alone with just the baby and the dog, I feel lonely, uneasy, and anxious. I have this feeling that I need to escape this city.
The more I think about this feeling, this overwhelming desire to flee, the more I realize that moving back to the south probably won’t shake this feeling. It may for a few months or even years, but this feeling of not being home is because this earth is my temporary home, and my soul is begging for Heaven…the place where there is no sorrow and pain. There are days when I just have to speak the word “contentment” over and over in my head. I truly desire to to be like Paul in the Bible…content in every situation. Some days, I do find this peace and contentment. I find it when I know I’m truly resting in the LORD and casting my anxieties upon Him. It’s so NOT easy for me to do! My human nature screams to be in control and have no one help me (Just ask my husband)! That’s a whole other topic though!
When I think about the days wasted being discontent, I automatically get this feeling that something needs to change. I can’t spend another four years daydreaming about the greener grass. I have to find joy in the here and now. I have to live out my purpose in this life while waiting for eternity with our sweet Heavenly Father. I’m still breathing for a reason. I am where I am at this very moment for a particular reason. It’s not to fulfill my plans and dreams, but to know what His desires and plans are for me and pray that those become my passion and my drive.
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As Kevin and I move our little family down south in a few weeks, I pray that we will find what God has in mind for us down there. I pray that we avoid secluding ourselves in a big suburban neighborhood and remember that our neighbors are our neighbors for a reason. We are being relocated to Charlotte for a reason. And no matter where we live, our priority is still to fulfill God’s purpose that He had in mind for us before He even created us.