Victim or Victor

How we think determines who we are! That’s right you are where you are because of what you think! Or
another way of putting it is you are today what you are because of what you choose to believe about
yourself. You will be tomorrow where your believing takes you!
Now you are telling yourself that that is silliness and he doesn’t know what he am talking about. But, the
truth is the truth whether you believe it or not. I was there at one time in my life. I was at a crossroads
and I didn’t have God’s Word like I am teaching you. But, there I was anyway. I happened to be reading a
book by Dale Carnegie where he said that we cause 70% of our problems. I read that and I did what you
just did. I said to myself he’s nuts, he doesn’t know what he is talking about. But, the more I thought
about it the more I realized that he was right. Well, mostly right. I figured out that I caused about 90% of
my own problems. That was an epiphany for me and I started to change so I didn’t cause my own
problems. Then, after I got into the Bible I again had to confront the fact that I was not who I wanted to
be, not because of what others did or didn’t do around me, but, because of what I thought, what I
The world tries to and does an excellent job of telling us what it wants us to be. For the most part
people accept what the world tells them and muddles along through life wishing something would
change so they could be in a better situation, so that they could live a better life, so that they could get
deliverance from the situations they are in. All the time the better life is just a thought away.
As Christians we have a greater opportunity not to be a victim, but, to be a VICTOR because we have a
direct connection with God.
Romans 8:16 (KJV)
16 The Spirit itself (God) beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
So, when you read the Bible and it says things such as:
1 John 5:4 (KJV)
4 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world,
even our faith.
John 14:12-14 (KJV)
12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater
works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
14 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
1 Peter 2:24 (KJV)
24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live
unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
It is our opportunity and privilege to say “YES!” Yes, this is true! Yes, I am going to believe and act upon
the truths and promises in God’s Word.There are hundreds of promises to the Christian along with rights we have if we would only use
them. So, how with a capital H-O-W do we appropriate these things to ourselves? By our
Romans 12:2 (KJV)
2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may
prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
It is a matter of believing. What you think is what you believe! You have to get away from what the
world is telling you and immerse yourself in what God is telling you.
There is another problem which really isn’t a different problem, but the same one in a different
form. This is mental assent! Mental assent says “yes, but…” Yes I believe that but that’s for
them not for me. Yes, I am a Christian, but…
Mental assent keeps you sitting on the sidelines. Mental assent stops you from getting your
deliverance and mental assent stops you from changing your life!
All the promises of God are there for the taking and as sons of God we have to shed the mental
cloak of the victim and with boldness declare who you are and what you have in Christ Jesus.
Shout it from the roof tops and from the mountain tops! Shout it until your ears ring with it and it
permeates every fiber of your being.
It is your choice to b a victim or a victor. God is waiting for you to make a decision.
Mark 9:23 (KJV)
23 Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.
Ephesians 1:19 (KJV)
19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of
his mighty power,
Matthew 8:5-13 (KJV)
5 And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching
6 And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented.
7 And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him.
8 The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my
roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.
9 For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he
goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.
10 When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I
have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.
11 And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with
Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven.
12 But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping
and gnashing of teeth.
13 And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto
thee. And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour.Mark 11:23-24 (KJV)
23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou
cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall
come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them,
and ye shall have them