We sometimes don't realize that we are still acting like victims, even as Christians...How can we know? A victim thinks like this: "I am justified. I have a right. You owe me." The victim constantly feels entitled, looks inwardly and lives on the defensive. They are always looking back, reliving their painful experiences and blaming others for their problems.
A Victor has a different perspective: "I forgive.
I am grateful. I will succeed and help others succeed." The victor has learned to find the positives in negative situations and use them to move forward. They look outwardly and are optimistic. The victor says "this is who I am now and I have a great life ahead of me". They make a choice to take responsibility for their actions and to live with purpose.
We have a society full of people with victim mentalities who are victimizing others out of their own pain. And I believe that until they know their identity in Christ - who they really are and how very loved they are, they will not change. My prayer today is that I will love others without conditions, encourage without enabling and offer hope to those who are struggling. Blessings, my friends! Have a victorious day!