Monday, February 13, 2012

The Victim

Christ has set us free to live a free life. So take your stand! Never again let anyone put a harness of slavery on you. (Galatians 5:1 MSG)

More people than we'd like to think are victims of horrible things.

Some of these victims will create an identity/mindset around being a victim. Out of their hurt, they will assume the role of victim and/or use it to manipulate others. They often feel that others are always looking to do them harm.

Everyone is out to get the "victim." They can take just about any situation, argument, discussion, event and turn it around to where they feel sorry for themselves and seek to get pity from person they're interacting with.

The getting pity tactic is a form of manipulation that they'll use to get what they want/their way. Some Christian "victims" will look to blame people and supernatural beings for persecuting them. Truth be told, their wounded-ness causes a skewed worldview and they tend to make bad life decisions.

The "victim" will often say that "everyone" is out to get them and they've been dealt a bad hand in life. This is a total cop-out and allows for them to blame other things and people for the bad stuff in their life.

Some will identify with the victim role and they'll believe lies about being entitled to handouts and special treatment from friends, family, and the government.

If you or someone you know identifies with being The Victim, start praying immediately that the lies be revealed and be replaced by the truth. The Victim role is very deep rooted and will take a complete willingness to address, as it usually is comprised of many layers of lies/junk.

Please know that I have the utmost compassion for victims of abuse. This post is more about false identities (The Victim) getting in the way of living a life of freedom from the past. Sometimes people get afraid of addressing past/present abuse and choose a life of denial and utter dysfunction--

Let me know if you'd like a hand with this: whether you be The Victim or a victim of The Victim.



Bob Parmenter said...

Very Very well said my friend

Jason Bennett said...

Thank you, Sir.