Living with triumph or looking at our problems is a choice.
“I have a bit of bad news,” hubby said. “Got a notice from the IRS; someone stole our social security number and all other information. They filed taxes using our name.”
The IRS agent listed the places to call and inform them we were victims of ID theft. I got busy on the phone. But after the second call where I repeated, “We are victims of ID theft,” I halted my words.
Victims? As believers in the power of Christ alive in us there is no such thing as being a victim.
I changed my wording and said, “We have a problem we need to correct.”
How about you? Something was stolen from you lately? An opportunity you hungered for? A safety net you leaned on? Independence you valued?
Feeling that life is unfair? I’ve been there. When I lost my sight. When I lost my son. But when those thoughts of why me, why now, invade our mind, the answer is tucked in the choices we make.
- Are we choosing to dismiss the victim mentality?
- Are we choosing to listen to God’s Word and accept the victory He offers?
- Are we choosing to believe when He says: “… in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.” (Romans 8:37)
Father, how foolish to try to triumph on our own ability. When tempted to entertain feelings of being victims, may your Word erase them. May we know that through you, who loves us, we are more than conquerors, more than secure, more than victorious. And no matter what the circumstance, because of your love, you will return what was stolen, setting us free from self-pity and gloom. In Jesus’ name, amen.
- What has been taken away from you lately?
- What are you focusing on?
- Have you made the choice to live a victorious life through Christ?
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