People ask me, “Have you lived here all your life?” My husband says, “Not yet, I haven’t.” I have lived in Vinita, Oklahoma, most of my life except for 7 years back in the early 70’s. I came home in 1977 and have lived here ever since.
It used to be a “two-stop-light town” but now we have 4 stop lights.
Most of the graduates of my Vinita High School Class of 1967 just wanted to get away from here, no matter where they went. You can find Vinitans in Dallas, Oklahoma City, Kansas City, Tulsa….especially Tulsa. You can’t even walk through the mall in Tulsa without running into someone from Vinita.
There are some people who live here now who would give anything to be able to get away from Vinita. They would go anywhere just to get out, but they are stuck here because of financial setbacks or family ties.
God cannot change the situation you are in until you learn to be happy where you are. God doesn’t cause your troubles and trials; the devil brings some things on you, but some you bring on yourself.
When you learn to say, “Lord, I don’t know why you want me to live in this town, but as long as I am here, I am going to like it,” then you may learn to like it so well, that you won’t want to live anywhere else. On the other hand, God may open the door for you to move to some other town you like better.
In the meantime, instead of cursing Vinita, start praying for Vinita and blessing Vinita, (or whatever town you live in.)
“And seek the peace of the city whither I have caused you to be carried away captives, and pray unto the LORD for it: for in the peace thereof shall ye have peace.” Jeremiah 9:7.
Like my daddy always said, “Just be happy.”