05 Nov 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:
- Looking good
- Feeling good
- Being right
- 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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