Sunday 8 July 2012

Are you a victim? A Not So #SilentSunday Post

Never would I have thought that I was a a victim. If I am honest being a victim is something I would see as negative. I'm not talking about being a one-off victim of crime or such but I'm talking about having a victim mentality. Do you know what I mean?

Let me try to explain, I see it as when a person believes that bad things will happen to them, that they will never make anything of themselves, that they are not good enough. Those are the people I would previously have labelled as victims and I would never have said that I fit the bill.

However, about a month ago now it occurred to me that in one area of my life I am a victim.  I have allowed my problem to be bigger than me. I could see no end to the problem nor a solution. I believe that today by acknowledging I have been a victim, that I am breaking this vicious cycle I have got into. Today, I admit I am weak. I need help to sort out my food obsession. I want to be well in body, mind and spirit and there is only one person who can help me.
The bible tells me in 2 Corinthians 12:9-10:

Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
It is not a bad thing to admit I am weak. Today I see that and I think it helps me to develope a positive attitude and a belief that I can lose weight.  I have to do the footwork and try my best and practically that means being cautious of what I eat, getting enough sleep and exercising but I can trust God to carry me when I feel like it is all too much. He promised me He would never give me a burden to heavy to carry.

I'm not sure if I have made any sense to anyone else in this post, but it has been therapeutic writing it and that is enough.

Do you understand what I mean by a victim mentality? If you do, do you have any positive thoughts or stories to share with me?

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