You're the Victor!

Written By: Dymonique Colon

We are not Victims...

We must rid ourselves of the Victim Mentality: The excuses that allow us to delve into immature and childish ways.

We stomp our feet when we can’t get our way, say “This is too hard” and walk away. We settle for the convenient rather than challenge ourselves to blaze new trails. We dishonor the memory of men and women who fought to give us opportunity. We waste our time as though life is but for the moment; the only thing eternal is God.

We must rid ourselves of the Victim Mentality. “My father left me”,” my mother abused me”,” my life isn’t fair”, we cry out… So we make excuses for rash behaviors and poor decisions. We’re more interested in seeing the bottom of liquor bottles and inhaling the loss of our senses…we numb the pain for as long as we can, refusing to face the growing epidemic. I’m tired of the Victim Mentality. I’m tired of settling and believing that what I am is enough. Tired of going in circles, playing the same games, predicting the next steps and still falling into the traps. Tired of watching and listening to my community spiral out of control, and watching the next generations inherit depression, anxiety, turmoil, lust, anger, and pain.

I’m tired of seeing children with the Victim Mentality; that’s their inheritance from us and our parents. We pass down excuses, debt, and an entrapped mind-state rather than CD’s, Savings, homes, and the love of Christ. We listen to the lies the World teaches us and believe that this is all there is, and will be. We are not Victims.

Christ died so we didn’t have to be in bondage any longer. With His blood, we’ve conquered the Victim Mentality. So when you feel yourself slipping back into the old you, finding excuses, chasing the same doomed relationships, remember: Jesus conquered the Victim Mentality.

Reflective Scriptures:

Romans 8

1 So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. 2 And because you belong to him, the power[a] of the life-giving Spirit has freed you[b] from the power of sin that leads to death. 3 The law of Moses was unable to save us because of the weakness of our sinful nature.[c] So God did what the law could not do. He sent his own Son in a body like the bodies we sinners have. And in that body God declared an end to sin’s control over us by giving his Son as a sacrifice for our sins. 4 He did this so that the just requirement of the law would be fully satisfied for us, who no longer follow our sinful nature but instead follow the Spirit.

Peace & Love.

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