As I was surfing the blogs I like to read, I came across this post from a fellow blogger and real life friend, Lyli Dunbar. Suddenly, I knew the Lord was speaking to me in a way I wasn’t able to hear Him before.
I’ve been living like a victim for years, at least since the age of 16. I’ve been looking at my life as a victim of circumstance, death of a parent, bad marriage, poor choices. It’s a really bad way to live and I’ve been living this way for 34 years, right up until today.
But all of those things are over. I survived all of those things by the grace of God. I need to stop thinking the way I’ve been thinking. I need to take my thoughts captive to the obedience of Christ. I need to remember I’m a survivor because God was and is with me. He was with me then, leading me through darkness into His marvelous light. And now He’s leading me forward into a future I can’t see. But as long as He is with me, I will survive the hard things. I’m a survivor.