You're not a victim

There's a good reason, and a good way, to stand against being victimized.

We're Bombarded with stories involving all types of "victims"—of accident, crime, discrimination, even of deadly disease. Sometimes this term is also used to describe a troubled family situation. But is that the real story about life, the true depiction of any of us?

At one time, I might have thought so. But I have learned to turn to a more accurate and reliable source to understand life, and what I have gained has given me a new outlook. The Bible teaches something very different about who we actually are.

The Scriptures identify God's man as His precious, beloved child, made in His image and likeness. He is permanently bound to God, divine Love. And this Love, which is all-embracing and all-powerful, governs and controls him. Therefore none of us is ever truly subject to any sort of evil power or negative influence. This spiritual nature of man is the reality of who you and I are. Victimhood is not any real part of your or my being.

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