Victory: Transition from Victim to Victor
Have you ever felt as though you were in a storm that was getting stronger by the minute? Have you ever struggled with giving God praise in the midst of a negative situation? Have you ever tried to convince yourself that a forfeiture was your best option? Have you ever asked God, “Why me?” and felt like you had been abandoned? Have you ever believed that you would never be more than just a victim of your hurtful experience?
I am guilty of all of the above and recall the times when I thought that I was destined for complete failure. For over two decades, I asked myself these questions at various times in my life. I recall the years when my shame made me want to hide from the world, but my anger made me want to fight the world. For a while, the place of being a victim had become a place of complacency for me because I could not see beyond my own despair.
Too often, many of us are guilty of giving permanent status to something or someone that was intended to only be temporary. I had to increase my faith and give control of the status to God. Ultimately, I realized that God had not deserted me and that He was with me the entire time. As I declared in my book, “I fired the victim in me and hired the victor in me” to support my triumphant transition.
A defeatist mindset is the work of the enemy to cause you to battle against yourself. Despite the obstacles that may be in your life, you must strengthen your mind and believe that you are a victor at all times. Remember, with God as your pilot, you are more than a conqueror because victory abides in you. Even if you feel a sense of depletion because yesterday was over-the-top difficult, you have to give God praise because today is a new day. Wherever you are right now, take a deep breath, stand as a victor, and say, "But, God!"
Be Blessed and L.I.V.E.!