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Davidisms - Victim or Victor?

Have you found your identity in Jesus? Fixed your eyes on heaven? Ceased seeking worldly ambition? Or, is your identity rooted in what’s happened to you in this world? The ways in which you’ve been wronged? The transgressions and microaggressions you’ve endured? A victim embraces a temporal, secular worldview. Whereas a victor reflects a biblical, Godly one. Our culture constantly promotes victimhood. But Scripture and Jesus never teach this. Instead, they teach truth. We are who God says we are, his beloved sons and daughters, adopted into his family as co-heirs with Christ (Rom. 8:16-18). As such, we are more than conquerors through him who loved us (Rom. 8:37). He who lives in us is greater than he who lives in the world (1 John 4:4). Do you see the difference? Christ-followers must live as victors! A victim always complains. Always makes excuses. Always blames. And remains in the problems of life. A victor believes in a God who loves deeply. Who can change any situation in a moment. And rests in his promises and health. Which are you? Victim or victor? Your answer will be what gives you a life in abundance or a life of despair.

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