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Embracing The Cloak of Victimization

The easy way to approach our future when we have been victims is to embrace that very victimology as if it was our shield. Unfortunately when we do that we cloak ourselves so very well that it becomes harder and harder for us to see past it and allow anyone or anything past it. Including God. We eventually get to the point where all we we see is our victimization. It becomes our life, our very reason for existence.
Like forgiveness,it is something that is very hard for us to let go of, after all letting go leaves us bare and naked before the whole world. This is where faith comes in! If we can only let go of our weak homemade armor, we can be gifted with something much stronger. The armor of God!!
When we give up all our old burdens, we find that in doing so we have removed the many weights that held us down. Then we also find that it is much easier to reach God. And that is a wonderful feeling.
I watch and listen to so many people today who seem to be able to see nothing more than how everyone is against them. They justify their actions on that same victimology as if striking out at others, even if those they attack did nothing to them. How wonderful it would be if they realized that life on this earth is only temporary and God has better plans for them.
“You can’t understand” and “injustice is all around me”, is just a few of the excuses they make. And yes, they are excuses. Whenever you justify your actions on the actions of others,you are making an excuse. But they are also right, I do not understand what they are going through, but God does!
I pray that all those who want something more will tear off those old burdens and open their hearts! That they will accept Jesus as their savior! That God’s love will flow through them and that they embrace His love and His armor! In accepting Him, they leave all the old behind and the new is something much,much better!


6 responses

  1. An excellent message loopy, for those people who make excuses for their bad/criminal behavior.

    December 3, 2014 at 4:17 am

    • 🙂 God bless you Jake, too many victims of all kinds cover themselves with their hurts, real and perceived and use it to excuse all kinds of actions!

      December 3, 2014 at 12:23 pm

      • Although sometimes the victims become a victim due to their own actions.Ferguson Mo. comes immediately to mind.

        December 3, 2014 at 5:10 pm

        • Indeed, that is one of many, look also at the article in The Rolling Stone, how many stories in the media are written by authors who play the victim card. The justification in doing so is often that they believed the person who told them the story. But when a story is proved wrong, they shrug their shoulders as if the truth is not the important part of the story, the same as in Ferguson. We who have been victims should stand against those who would rather push a narrative to justify their actions. This is not limited by race, gender or political viewpoint. This is a fault within us to want to hold on to our pain, because we fear without it we would be defenseless.
          Look at how injured animals lash out at those who are trying to help them, the difference between them and us is once you get past that, we as thinking humans should realize not everyone is the same and trying to hurt us. If we don’t, then the problem is us and we seriously need to consider why. God offers the healing we need, but we have to want help.

          December 3, 2014 at 5:48 pm

          • For some, without the hurt, they fear that they will feel nothing at all. Their hurt is but an alternative to an emptiness. And that is the saddest part of it all.

            December 3, 2014 at 6:34 pm

            • That is exactly it Jake!!!!

              December 3, 2014 at 9:02 pm