Victim of Circumstance

Victim of Circumstance

Everyone has them, but nobody wants them. Bad days. You know, the kind of day where everything seems to go wrong and no one appears to like you.  It’s the kind of day where you want to pull your hair out, hide under the covers, or take a long vacation and get away from it all. 

We’ve all been there, right?

Would you believe there were even times the psalmists prayed, asked, and even wished to do so?

Psalm 55:6-8 New International Version (NIV)

I said, “Oh, that I had the wings of a dove!
    I would fly away and be at rest.
I would flee far away
    and stay in the desert;[a]
I would hurry to my place of shelter,
    far from the tempest and storm.”

It wasn’t always this way. Before the man’s Fall, everything worked. The was no pain, death, or toil.

We had it made!

But…

The moment we believed Satan, the second in which Adam and Eve succame to Satan’s lies that changed.

  • land stopped giving crops, and sprouted thorns and thistles
  • childbirth became laborsome and painful
  • we experience fear, shame, and guilt
  • we knew disappointment
  • we shed tears and knew anger
  • the earth raged against us through hurricanes, floods, and earthquakes
  • people embrace violence and crime
  • we came to know poverty, starvation, racism, and war
  • we experience illnesses such as arthritis, tumors, and cancer

In short, there were consequences.

The Lies We Believe About Circumstances

When it comes to circumstances, we tend to believe we’re simply victims of them. Is that true though? That’s something I intend to find out as over the next five to six weeks exploring some common deceptions we accept about our situations.

  1. If My Circumstances Were Different, I’d Be Different
  2. I Shouldn’t Have To Suffer
  3. My Circumstances Will Never Change, This Will Go On Forever
  4. I Just Can’t Take It Anymore
  5. It’s All About Me

 

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