Pt 3: Overcoming the Victim Mentality

August 12, 2023

Series: Why Me?

The question has crossed our minds time and time again as we observe and experience the fallen nature of the world we live in: “Why do bad things happen to good people?” Listen to our Senior leader Joel Maillet open the scriptures in order to find the answers to this pressing issue. We will be considering the lives of many Godly people throughout the scriptures who suffered, while asking deeper questions on the subject of suffering such as: Who among us qualifies as “good”? Is our labeling of events as “bad things” accurate? Does God cause suffering? How does He use suffering? This teaching will correct the lens through which you see your trials!

We discuss:

  • The tendency to ask “why me?” in the face of adversity.
  • Past lessons from biblical figures like John the Baptist, Paul, Joseph, and Job and the temptation of each on to fall into a victim mentality.
  • Signs of a victim mentality, including self-deprecation, self-pity, entitlement, and a lack of empathy.
  • Steps to overcome the victim mentality by shifting perspectives, responding to challenges with faith, affirming oneself in God’s truth, and breaking free from mental laziness.