#26: Why the Victimhood Narrative is Killing You (and How to Get Your Power Back)

March 14, 2021

Are we ready to say NO MORE to this victimhood culture we’ve got going lately?

In this episode of the Positioned to Prosper podcast, we’re talking about being a victim when it’s long past the expiration date. Oh, yeah, we are SO going there. So right off the bat I want to invite you to pull on your unoffendable pants and sweater, mkay?

This episode should come with a warning, I tell ya. I’m not going to pussyfoot around this stuff because that right there is an actual strategy that the enemy uses to keep you stuck in victim mentality. So I won’t partner. I’m going to shoot you straight today.

I’m going to tell you what the word of God has to say to people who’ve been victimized – what Jesus himself said to folks who’d been the victim of abuse or a heinous wrong – and I’m not going to bow to what current culture is trying to orchestrate. I don’t care if this culture tries to cancel me. Because victim mentality is killing us.

So I will gladly go out front and draw the fire if it means I get to preach the word of God to you and set you free from the lie that is justifying the never-healing wounds of our victimhood. You hear me? Big girl and big boy pants, okay? Unoffendable. Teachable. Sitting real close to the Holy Spirit and asking him to hug us and nudge us – whichever is appropriate – whenever we need it during this session, okay? Do we have a deal?

So, if you’re ready to get real about how this victimhood lifestyle our culture is pushing is actually killing us, and what to do to get really free and to get your power back, this episode is for you. It’s time to grab your journal and a pen . . . Let’s Go!

What you will learn in this episode:

  • What being a victim really means (and what it really doesn’t);
  • Why we feel such an intense (and valid) need for acknowledgement and justification around the wrongs that have happened to us;
  • How continuing in victimhood and a victim mentality is actually a choice that doesn’t serve us;
  • How continuing in our choice of identifying as victim (even after the victimizing has ended) impacts our life negatively; and
  • Practical strategies to follow for leaving the victim mentality behind and getting our power back.

Scripture References mentioned in this episode:

John 5 —
The story of the paralytic man at the pool of Bethesda.

John 8 —
The story of the woman caught in the act of adultery.

John 9 —
The story of the man who was blind from birth.

Links to Resources Mentioned in This Episode

Erica co-leads a local church alongside her husband, Doug, in Tampa, Florida called REVIVE Church of Tampa. You can visit the church’s website for more information about who we are, what we believe and how we show up as the Church in the heart of West Tampa and beyond.

REVIVE Church of Tampa

REVIVE Church of Tampa streams services live on Friday nights at 7pm ET and Sunday mornings at 11am ET. You can find those livestreams on our church Facebook page:

Live Services – Fridays at 7pm ET and Sundays at 11am ET

If you’re interested in joining the online campus of REVIVE Church of Tampa, you are welcome to join our community group on Facebook where we offer weekly discussion around the Friday and Sunday messages as well as discipleship Zoom groups and the opportunity to host others in your home as you stream services. You can find us here:

The ROCC: REVIVE Online Campus Community

About this podcast:

Positioned to Prosper is a weekly podcast that covers the ins and outs of what it means to live a lifestyle of breakthrough and victory in your relationships, health, finances and beyond. Your host, Erica Pyle, is no stranger to jumping without the proverbial parachute while maintaining a firm grip on godly wisdom. A self-described slayer of pragmatism and a “walk by faith” kind of girl, Erica is an unabashed believer in the power of God to radically transform lives. Front-footed in faith as she offers straight-up truth, strategies, and wisdom for living victoriously, and equipped with her love for the word of God, her certification as a holistic health coach, and years of experience in personal finance and taxation, Erica is ready to help you get positioned to prosper.

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