I hope Shakespeare doesn’t mind me loosely using a line from his writings. 🙂

This year, I’ve been dealing with this feeling of being discontent. It’s not a comfortable feeling, it sometimes keeps me up at night. Oh, wait, maybe it’s my age that’s keeping me up at night. 🙂

Starting this Spring, I have been feeling as though I’m in the wrong state…state of mind and literal State. If I’m up in Maine taking care of my dad’s affairs, I feel as though I should be home in Massachusetts taking care of my own affairs. Being Mark and Neil’s chauffer to work, I feel as though I’m letting them down by not being home. Being back home in MA, I feel as though I’m shirking my duties to my dad and my nieces and nephew by not being up in Maine. When I’m in Maine, I’m thinking of what I need to be doing or should be doing at home and missing Mark. When I’m in MA, I’m missing Sarah, my mom and the “Farrar Five”. 🙂 Oh, and then there is the family in Milwaukee! I feel bad missing out on Eric’s concert at school because I’m either in MA or Maine.

And then…you got it…the Holy Spirit taps me on the shoulder and quietly whispers in my ear “Philippians 4:11: for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content“.  (Hee hee)  So whether I’m in the state Maine or the state Massachusetts or even in the state of confusion (you can usually find me there!), I need to be content.  I need to realize that I am not God.  I can’t be all things to all people. God is quite capable of taking care of those I love dearly. He doesn’t need my help, but He does allow me to help.

So, I go back to one of my favorite Psalms.  Ps. 37 is full of commands that were written just for me. 🙂  Words like “trust in the Lord”, “take delight in the Lord”, “commit your way to the Lord”, “trust in Him” and “Be still before the Lord” are His commands to me.  Now to put them into practice!  🙂

Have a wonderful day, friends…no matter what “state” you are in!