Day 9

“I Feel Like A Victim”

Today we’re fasting from the thought that says, “I feel like a victim.”

Viktor Frankl survived the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz by defining ultimate freedom as the ability “to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances.”

The worst prison in the world is the one we put ourselves in—our mind.

Let’s Change it Today

1

NO ONE CAN KEEP YOU IN YOUR CURRENT SITUATION, EXCEPT YOU

We must begin TODAY to accept total responsibility to become victors, not victims. You are MORE than a conqueror—more than a victor.

2

PEOPLE MAY HAVE HAD SOMETHING TO DO WITH HOW YOU GOT IN A SITUATION

But only YOU can decide whether you stay in the situation.

3

THE VICTIM MENTALITY ENDS WHEN WE TAKE FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR OUR ATTITUDE AND DIRECTION IN LIFE

Deuteronomy 30:15,19 says, “See, I have set before you this day, life and prosperity and death and adversity . . . so choose life, that both you and your descendants might LIVE (the victorious, abundant, God kind of life).”

4

ASK THE HOLY SPIRIT TO HELP YOU. FULL RESPONSIBILITY DOESN’T MEAN THAT WE’RE IN IT ALONE

God is on our side, and He will help us. It’s natural to look for help—but let’s get it from God. John 16:13 says, “The Holy Spirit is our Helper! When you have His help, you don’t need to blame anyone for anything! We blame when we feel helpless—but we’re NOT!

5

UNDERSTAND THE ROOT WORD OF RESPONSIBILITY IS RESPONSE

We may not be able to control everything that others do to us, but we can control our RESPONSE. In our response, lies our freedom and our growth!

6

DON’T GIVE AWAY YOUR POWER

We give away our power to live in victory, health, and success—when we allow others to determine how we RESPOND. We have the power to forgive, the power to recover, and the power to overcome anything. When we blame others, we give away that power to them.

7

TAKE CHARGE OVER WHAT GOD HAS GIVEN YOU

The master said to the servant who hid his talent, “Why didn’t you at least invest my money so I could have received interest?” (Matthew 25:24–27) He blamed the master and excused himself. As a result, he fell to the temptation of resentment and fear. He lost everything because he had a victim mentality.

Think It And Say It

No one can keep me down! I am not a victim. I am a victor. I take full responsibility for my responses in life—my attitudes and my decisions. Holy Spirit, I am asking for your help. You live in me, and you are my Helper! I refuse to give away my power by blaming others. I take responsibility for my thoughts, my actions, and my REACTIONS. I abandon the idea that my situation is the fault of anyone else. I am an overcomer. I am more than a conqueror, in Jesus’ Name!

In God’s great love,

Pastor Gregory Dickow

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