Stop Being the Victim

Now what in the world does that title mean?  It means simply this — we often find ourselves in circumstances, situations, and ‘fixes’ that push us into the realm of ‘being the victim’.  We’ve been taken advantage of.  We’ve been swindled.  We’ve received a raw deal.  We were unfairly judged, or lied about.  There were harsh words and actions against us.  We have been unlucky.  Our timing is not good.

These things, and more, put us into the role of ‘being the victim’.  We whine. We complain. We encourage sympathy for our plight and situation.  But, here’s the bottom line – it does you no good to be the victim.

Note, this does not diminish the reality that you have been done wrong or treated unfairly.  When I say ‘stop being the victim’ I’m not talking about your circumstance – I’m talking about your mindset.

If your mindset is always about the things listed above you are not going to go anywhere, and will be of little help to anyone else.  You have to break free of your ‘victim’ mindset, and move on with your life.

Of course, bad things tend to overwhelm the good things in our life.  It’s not that hard to understand.  If you smash your finger with a hammer, it suddenly doesn’t matter if the rest of your body feels good.  All you can think about is the thing that is wrong and painful.  This is being human.

But, when it comes to playing the victim, we do have choices.  Unlike the smashed finger, we can, with prayer and dedication, push aside our victim mentality, and start to get things done.  Don’t focus on what you don’t have, focus on what you do have.  Don’t focus on those talents you envy in others – focus on the talents God has given you.  He made you unique for a purpose – get on with it, push down any thought or mindset that always makes you the ‘victim’.

One Response to “Stop Being the Victim”

  1. Barbara L. McGuire Says:

    Wow! Another very powerful message right here. This will definitely “preach”! Nothing needs to be added. It says it all in plain English. Loved it! Blessings my friend…..

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