Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content: - Philippians 4:11. Before we get started, it should be fully noted that I was not content.
On August 10, 2016, my family and I left Goldsboro, North Carolina and moved to Jackson, Mississippi. At the time, I was so ready to leave Goldsboro. I had been complaining and complaining for probably the last four years about being ready to leave. I complained about it being boring, I complained about it being too small, and I complained about pretty much - EVERYTHING! I was so discontent. I should have spent less time complaining, and more time being content and thankful! My life wasn’t bad, God provided on a daily basis, He kept me alive on a daily basis, and I had everything I needed - life was GOOD! So, our time had finally come to move, and I was so excited! I had probably known since May 2016 that we were going to be transitioning to Jackson, Mississippi. I was excited to be near my family. Ever since I was little, Mississippi was our home away from home because majority of our family lived there. Then, discontentment began to creep in. Thoughts in my head started to creep in like: “Jackson is going to be boring, and just a bigger Goldsboro.” “Jackson is not vibrant or exciting.” “I wish we were moving somewhere else” - discontent. So, I started to ignore the thoughts, because we were still moving and getting out of Goldsboro, but they still were in the back of my head. So, I began to prepare to leave and I was excited!
So, some amazing people that I know named the Witherspoon family were in California during the time that we were getting ready to move. They are an awesome family who love the Lord and consists of some awesome singinggggggg! I met them in 2013, and they have been an amazing family to me since I’ve known them. Anyway, when they returned we were gone by then, and I begin to see them speak of moving to California. Now, let’s get one thing straight, I was extremely happy for them. Anytime that God speaks and tells you to move…..YOU MOVE!! So, while that was going on, here comes my good ole friend...discontentment. The enemy begin to place lies in my head, and I was jealous of their location. I wanted to be there with them in the beautiful state of California, but California wasn't for me. God didn’t call the Vaughn family to California, He called the Witherspoons. He sent us to Mississippi, and we’ll do what He wants us to do...HERE! The amazing thing about the world is that, I’ll be able to visit them there! I’ll be able to watch them do great things there. I’ll be able to celebrate their journey, and continue to celebrate mine! I am excited about what the Lord is doing in lives of both of our families. So, I just wanted to set the foundation and share with you this: ENJOY your season. ENJOY your location. Don’t wish for someone else’s life. Be CONTENT with yours. Find joy in YOUR PORTION!
So, I just wanted to lay the foundation of my journey to the Jackson Metro Area in Mississippi. This was just the beginning of the story and there is definitely more to share about what I’ve gone through while living here for far.
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