Being A Victim Steals Your Joy

Posted in Attitude, Joy, Perspective, Victorious Living by PCraig on June 11, 2015

Every single person in your life, no exceptions, has the potential of hurting you.  Either by words, actions or otherwise their behavior may cause you pain and possibly frustration.  Often one of the key questions I ask myself during such times is, “did this person make a conscious decision to intentionally hurt me?” If the answer is no (which it usually is) I simply remind myself that, just as I am, this person is human and fallible.  So, I can then stop having my pity party about how the world owes me something as a victim.

In short, a person with a victim mentality rarely ever takes responsibility or accountability for their actions.  People that choose to live in the victim mentality world will always fault and blame others for what is or went wrong in their life.  Is that really going to lead to a joy-filled overcoming life?

Joyce Meyer said it well in her book Power Thoughts, “I was very angry and bitter toward my father for abusing me and I ended up mistreating my husband who had nothing at all to do with it.” (pg 138)  All unforgiveness, resentment, bitterness and anger does is rob you from being all that you were meant to be.  Why would you give anyone that much power?

Here’s what Jesus said:  “For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.  But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins” (Matthew 6:14-15).

I especially like this quote from Will Smith:

“Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too.” 

Don’t allow a victim mentality steal the joy God has for you each day!

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