// I am no orphan. I’m not a poor man. The Kingdom’s now become my own, and with the King, I’ve found a home. //

I Am No Victim: Kristene Dimarco

You have a choice to say no to the lies.

Welcome, Chasers!!

I’m so excited to bring this topic to you. It is so close to home. This song alone is a message in itself. This week we are going to learn about the lies that are holding you back. Lies that we’ve chosen to believe and let define us.

I want to start by saying you are enough. I don’t know who has told you differently. It may have been or is presently a loved one. It may have been or is presently a stranger. Regardless, you are not defined by their opinion. Even though it hurts. To the very core of who you are, those words hurt. So in your pain, let Him take that pain and turn it into peace.

Are you willing to rise and let go of your pain?

Pain is a funny thing. It affects everyone differently. We are different. So why do we try to find a man made way to cure it all? Call Me V, is basically based on the truth you have power in what you speak. While those are two different thoughts they very much go together.

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.”

‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭18:21‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

You can choose to be victorious or a victim. Thus the title of our song. We have to call it into existence. As someone who gets tired due to being human, it happens. There are days you don’t feel like a victor. You don’t even feel like a victim. You feel defeated. So how does that scripture apply to this situation?

What if instead of saying I’m tired or I’m dead. You said I am full of life. What about if you said, I am tired but I will choose to be full of joy. I chose to see the joy in my situation.

“My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.”

‭‭James‬ ‭1:2-3‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Doesn’t that make a difference? You may not see that at first. To be honest, when I first started speaking life over myself it was hard. It’s not our human nature to do so. Think about it. When you’re with a group of friends and one starts gossiping or talking bad of a situation. You automatically either listen or join in. I’m 100% guilty of this. Even today it is a struggle. But a part of speaking life is renewing your mind.

“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”

‭‭Romans‬ ‭12:2‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Renewing our mind is a vital role in overcoming pressure. Pressure from others to do what they would want us to do. Pressure from ourselves on unrealistic expectations. Pressure from the world to fit a mold or to hit mile markers that aren’t meant for everyone. We are not a one-all fix cure.

Which leads us to pain again. We experience many types of pain. We can have physical, mental, emotional, sexual, etc. there are many forms of pain. Some of this pain comes when we are pressed.

One of the sources of pressure comes from the enemy. He lies. He steals. He kills. He wants to make you hurt over and over. What better way to distract you then by causing you pain. Lies are just one form of an attack.

You are… is a blanket statement that can be filled with a vast array of choice words that single out your weaknesses. Those lies are whispered, yelled, told, etc. over and over to make you believe them.

Now from what we’ve learned. What would it be like if when you heard a lie, you said “that’s ok, but God says this…” the power it gives you. You begin to overcome those deep wounds and insecurities. You get to experience peace and freedom again. Because those words that held you back or defined you are not being lifted. You can choose to love you. You can embrace the truths God speaks over you. Imagine that!

Join us next week as we continue to expand on our thinking. The foundation is being set and it’s only up from here.

If you’ve found this enjoyable, please like, & share! If you’ve got a testimony of how these posts are transforming your life, we’d love to hear that too! Until next time, peace & blessings!!