How to Provoke and Kill Your Inner Victim

A book I read explains that the “victim” in each of us thrives on using the injustices of life to justify all manner of selfishness; the unwillingness to love, the numbing of our feelings for others, abusive anger or the satisfaction of numerous lusts.

Four principles of selfishness:

  1. Looking good
  2. Feeling good
  3. Being right
  4. Being in control

Self-preservation and comfort is their only goal. The “victim” trades short-term pain of resolving a crisis for a long-term, dull ache of hopelessness.

God has given us the authority and liberty to steward our lives. Whenever we surrender that control to someone or something else, we become a “victim” to that person or thing. Every time you allow a past hurt, a failure, a feeling or a circumstance to determine your life, you are relating to those incidents as a victim.

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  • Robin Bailey
    Posted at 07:43h, 10 November Reply

    This is good Marilyn. What was the name of the book you read?

  • Marilyn Gray
    Posted at 07:57h, 10 November Reply

    The book was “Killing the Victim before it kills you” by Derek Watson. I am glad you liked the post.

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