Today will mark a leap towards freedom. Today, I will declare that I am not a victim of the world that I see. I have never actually been a victim and today I embrace this truth. The pain and suffering that I have experienced in the past were merely projections of my own fear, and as such, have no hold over me.
In everything that we do, we have a choice. We have a choice. Steve Maraboli, in his book Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and The Human Experience, says, "The problem that we have with the victim mentality is that we forget to see the blessings of the day. Because of this, our spirit is poisoned instead of nourished." I absolute love this thought for today. I love it because I have seen people rise from nothing into incredible success. I have seen people who grew up with awful parents, in an awful circumstance, who chose not to be a victim anymore. The moment that they did, they claimed the victory that was always theirs.
Our society strives to help people see their limitations and to simply survive. That isn't what we are called to do though. We are called into greatness. Our greatness rests with our freedom and our freedom rests with our decision to no longer be a victim. I will have to admit that there have been times that I have admired people who rose from nothing in the past. I have admired them because they made it to the point where they were no longer trapped by fear or worry. They didn't worry about their house or their car or any of their things because they had nothing at all. It is in the realization that my stuff is just stuff that they took the risks that created their legacy.
Andy Andrews went from a homeless young man who went to the library to stay warm to one of the greatest leadership and motivational writers of our time. He did this because someone helped him realize that he was not a victim. He was a willing party in his own plight. Regardless of your circumstance today, you are still here. You are still on the journey and the ending to your story has not been written yet. You are not a victim of the world that you see. I am not a victim of the world I see! Today I claim the truth, in love, that I was created in the image of the Creator and I will act like it. Will you?
To Your Success,
Jody N Holland
Jody is a writer, motivational speaker, consultant, and entrepreneur. He has been the keynote speaker at over 250 events around the world. Jody speaks more than 150 times per year at different programs, and he has given more than 10,000 speeches during his career.