AREN’T WE THROUGH WITH SELF-VICTIMIZATION YET?
As I grow older…and hopefully wiser…I realize that I have fewer and fewer people in my life to blame things on. I am left to face the haunting reality that I have spent way too much time accusing other people of spoiling my success rather than celebrating and assuring my own success. Why give people that much power over our lives? What does that get us besides depressed? As responsible individuals we need to take responsibility for our own lives. What are we modeling for our children if they only see us blaming others for missed opportunities?
Self-Victimization isn’t merely being wronged; it is the reshaping of our reality and identity based upon that wrong which was perpetrated against us. When this happens, the core of our existence then becomes what we’ve endured rather than what we’ve overcome. Self-Victimization is the subtly evil attempt to redefine identity based upon circumstances rather than observing our Divine Design.
Self-Victimization leads to complacency…